Fashion Design News

Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 by Sarah Owens

Fashion Design student Sam E. Weinberg pieces together paper trianglesView slideshow 

This summer Fashion Design students were busy helping kids make geometry come alive. As part of the Exploratorium’s Geometry Playground summer exhibition was the “You’d Be Naked Without Geometry” event that offered five California College of the Arts Fashion Design students the chance to spur children’s creativity by making opulent dresses out of pink pattern-making paper.

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Posted on Friday, September 24, 2010 by Sarah Owens

Zara Franks wears her finished work for Fibershed, a 1920s-inspired hat and scarf.View slideshow 

CCA alumna Zara Franks (BFA Fashion Design 2009), owner/designer of Venn Apparel, is currently working with a unique research project, named “Fibershed,” that focuses for one year on a particular woman’s clothing. The project’s founder and subject, Rebecca Burgess, wears only locally produced garments made from sustainably manufactured fibers—all grown within 150 miles of her home in Marin County!

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Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 by Samantha Braman

*Andrew Hague (Fashion Design 2008) always has his plate full. But that's the way he likes it. While he was still a student at CCA he began working for the San Francisco–based company Chrome Transport Inc as design director, and he stayed there for a year after he graduated. Then he flew to New York, where he had been hired as director of the Made to Measure custom suit division at Thom Browne. Hague describes Thom Browne as "a couture house that is straight out of the 1950s in nearly every way.

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Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 by Sarah Owens

Alpcas are the source of Jeanette Peters' awarded machine-knit menswear design

Congratulations to recent California College of the Arts alumna Jeannette Peters (BFA Fashion Design 2010) who placed first in the seventh annual Fiber to Fashion Student Design Competition, presented by the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA). Sponsored by Fashion Design faculty member Lynda Grose, Peters’ winning project—a line of machine-knit alpaca-fiber menswear.

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Posted on Sunday, June 20, 2010 by Jim Norrena

(l to r) CCA chairs Julian Carter, Melinda L. de Jesús, and Tirza Latimer at the diversity conference [photo: Jim Norrena]

The “Doing ‘Diversity’: Making It or Faking It?” conference was the first-of-its-kind, all-day planning and discussion meeting devoted specifically to the issues of diversity representation and celebration here at California College of the Arts. The discussion panels laid the groundwork for the college to ratchet up its commitment to fostering greater diversity at CCA.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by Jim Norrena

The end-of-year, sold-out Senior Fashion Show at California College of the Arts, a high-caliber runway presentation and capstone experience of the Fashion Design Program, took place May 7, 2010, in an over-sized, fully portable tent erected smack in front of the Nave on the San Francisco campus. (Watch the official 2010 CCA Fashion Show slideshow.)

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Posted on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Learn more about the following designers' senior collections, as they appeared on the runway at the 2010 Senior Fashion Show.

2010 Senior Fashion Show Designers

Kaylin Andres
Caitlin Duran
Nicole Eymard
Samuel Formo
Gina Kim
Ji-Hae Kim
Drew Thornton Kleiner
Janine Lee
Jessie Makowski
Megan Miller
Amy Austin Nelson
Jeannette Peters

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Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2010 by Brenda Tucker

The Fashion Design Program at California College of the Arts is pleased to announce the 2010 Senior Fashion Show, to be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 7, at CCA's San Francisco campus. The show is juried by industry professionals and features original designs worn by runway models. General-admission tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door; VIP tickets are $100 and include reserved seating at the event plus admission to the Champagne & Chocolate pre-party at 6:30 p.m.

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Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2010 by Brenda Tucker

The Fashion Design Program at California College of the Arts is pleased to announce the 2010 Senior Fashion Show, to be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 7, at CCA's San Francisco campus. The show is juried by industry professionals and features original designs worn by runway models. General-admission tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door; VIP tickets are $100 and include reserved seating at the event plus admission to the Champagne & Chocolate pre-party at 6:30 p.m.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 by Jim Norrena

CCA's Fashion Design Program is having an exceptional month. In addition to accomplished alumna Amy Sarabi's current run (and win!) on Lifetime's popular Project Runway, the program was recently being ranked number one by CollegeCrunch.org, and it landed a shout-out in Women's Wear Daily, the fashion industry–touted "Fashion Bible!"

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