CCA alumna Amy Sarabi (Fashion Design 2007) won this week’s design challenge on Season 7 of Project Runway. The assignment was to create a signature dress for the Campbell’s adDRESS Your Heart campaign. Matched with clients who suffer from heart disease, many of the designers found it particularly difficult to design for a “real” woman rather than a runway model. Not Amy.
Posted on Friday, February 5, 2010 by Chris Bliss
Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 by Jim Norrena
First Project Runway, Now Highest Ranking . . .
Apparently having CCA Fashion Design alumna Amy Sarabi competing in Season 7 of Project Runway just wasn't enough media attention—now CCA's celebrated Fashion Design Program has been praised by College Crunch as a top-10 college fashion design degree program in the United States!
Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by Jim Norrena
Design sample from Laura Schmits's portfolio
The Council of Fashion Designers America (CFDA) and the Liz Claiborne Fashion Scholarship Committee this month acknowledged CCA Fashion Design student Laura Schmits with an honorable mention distinction in the Liz Claiborne Fashion Scholarship's inaugural year.
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
CCA 2007 Fashion Design alumna Amy Sarabi has been chosen to compete in Season 7 of Project Runway, hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum and fashionista Tim Gunn. In this highly competitive hit series, 16 designers battle for three coveted runway shows during New York Fashion Week and a chance to launch their fashion careers.
Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2009 by Sarah Owens
California College of the Arts Fashion Design faculty—chair Amy Williams and lecturer Lyndsie Nash—developed a unique project that was put to use during this summer’s Pre-College Program. Students were given two men’s shirts to work with—one striped, the other plaid—and challenged to create completely new sustainable fashion from the old discarded shirts.
Posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 by David Meckel
CCA's David Meckel and Fashion Design Program chair Amy Williams discuss traditional and nontraditional design processes in fashion.
Posted on Monday, July 6, 2009 by David Meckel
David Meckel and Amy Williams discuss Ann Dunham's Batik collection on exhibit at CCA and the Batik process.
Posted on Monday, July 6, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook
Karina Michel only graduated in 2008, but she's already making waves internationally. This CCA Fashion Design alum is in the middle of an intense five-month internship designing for Pratibha Syntex, a 4,000-employee Indian company that produces organic cotton yarn, fabric, and garments for export and local markets. Michel is working on site in India, creatively devising new strategies to reuse and redirect the company's waste as part of a concerted effort to increase sustainability.
Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook
It's 3 p.m., and the Interface exhibition opens in four hours, but Media Arts chair Barney Haynes is calm amid a sea of laptops and electronics. "It'll all come together," he says. "Well, most of it will."
Posted on Monday, June 8, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
California College of the Arts is pleased to host A Lady Found a Culture in Its Cloth: Barack Obama's Mother and Indonesian Batiks, June 18-21, on CCA's San Francisco campus (1111 Eighth Street, at 16th and Wisconsin). The show will feature 20 large fabrics and two scarves from the batik collection of Ann Dunham, President Barack Obama's late mother. The collection has been in storage for many years and this is a valuable opportunity for the public to see it.