Fashion Design News

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.

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, and it landed a shout-out in Women's Wear Daily, the fashion industry–touted "Fashion Bible!"

Posted on Friday, February 5, 2010 by Chris Bliss

Fashion Design alumna Amy Sarabi's winning design on Project RunwayView slideshow 

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 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

Amy Sarabi's CCA senior collection 2007 (photo by Arun Nevader)View slideshow 

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

Garment by Fashion Design student Talisa AlmonteView slideshow 

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 MichelView slideshow 

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.