Fashion Design News

Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Laura Braun

Last Friday, San Francisco’s California College of the Arts hosted their annual fashion show incorporated by their graduating senior class. The lot of designers showcased garments filled with promising talent based on sustainability. Each designer embodied original thought of what fashion is today, which brought wearable clothing to the forefront– notably with large collars, voluminous silhouettes, and punk references. Sponsors of this year’s show included Abercrombie and Fitch, Levis Strauss & Co., diPietro Todd Salons Academy, 7×7 Magazine, Nicholson Ranch Wines, and Aubri Balk Inc.

Posted on Friday, May 23, 2014 by Laura Braun

Nearly 20 seniors in the California College of the Arts fashion design program presented their work on the runway on May 16 at the design college’s annual fashion show, held in a tented space on a newly acquired 2.5-acre parcel on the CCA San Francisco campus.

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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 by Laura Braun

One way to do that is to wear used new-to-you clothing, such as vintage. “When clothing stays in circulation longer, those material resources—that wild water that’s been diverted from the mill or the mountaintop that’s been removed to get to coal to fuel the plants—last longer,” says Grose, who created Esprit’s groundbreaking Ecollection in the early 1990s and is currently an associate professor of fashion design at the California College of the Arts.

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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 by Laura Braun

“Aren’t you going to ask me who I’m wearing?” California College of the Arts (CCA) Fashion Department Chair Amy Williams teased at the reception for the 2014 CCA Student Fashion Show on Friday, May 16. “It’s my own design” Williams shared of the evening pine satin jumpsuit “but the antique Tiffany silver belt is a gift from my mother-in-law.”

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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 by Laura Braun

After seeing the fashion student designers’ work featured at California College of the Arts (CCA) Annual Fashion Show for 4 years, I genuinely feel that CCA has the knack of showing what being a student designer is all about. Their creativity, personality, and their craftsmanship shine clearly on that runway. It’s not always perfect or generally relevant or commercial, but being experimental and creative are the two things student designers need to take advantage of while they are still students, and CCA fashion students never fail to do that year after year. 

Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 by Laura Braun

7x7 had the privilege of naming CCA's Class of 2014’s Emerging Designer of the Year. We want to extend a big congratulation to Erick Lopez, whose team of soccer players in oversized neoprene jerseys, jackets with exaggerated shoulders, and one man-skirt won us over. A nod to Belgian designers with perhaps a dash of Yeezy, his vision was what Levi’s Chief Merchandising Officer Grant Barth said, “on the pulse of the growing trend of athletic fashion.”

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Posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by Jim Norrena

Submitted by CCA students Leslie Greene and Sam Bertain

Congratulations to CCA's 2014 Royal Society of Arts U.S. Student Design Award Winners -- and to their faculty advisors!

This year's awardees included an impressive sampling from not one, but two CCA design programs -- Fashion Design and Industrial Design:

Posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

One of the best parts of school has to be the field trip, right? You’re out of the classroom and into “the real world.”

Last month, that real world was Levi Strauss & Co. for industrial and fashion design students at San Francisco’s California College of the Arts (CCA).

A group of about 20 students paid us a visit to understand our work and progress in the area of sustainability—in both operations and product design.

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Posted on Monday, May 5, 2014 by Laura Braun

For DuFault, she puts mended or tailored clothing at the top of her sustainable fashion list; reusing what you have.

Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014 by Laura Braun

Sabrina Buell and Yves Behar recently hosted the opening of the new Oliver Peoples San Francisco Boutique, in honor of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at California College of the Arts.

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