Fashion Design News

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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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by Laura Braun

There was an air of easy, breezy, SoCal comfort during the opening of the new Oliver Peoples boutique on Maiden Lane in San Francisco. The bustling event, hosted by Sabrina Buell and Yves Behar, benefitted the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at California College of the Arts.  Guests came out to experience the chic new 800 square-foot store, shop the eyewear – including the highly anticipated Isabel Marant par Oliver Peoples collaboration sunglasses – and meet Oliver Peoples CEO David Schulte and Founder & Creative Director Larry Leight.

Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Laura Braun

On March 13, SoCal-based eyewear designer Oliver Peoples celebrated the opening of its Maiden Lane boutique in downtown San Francisco. In-demand Southern California architect Marmol Radziner fashioned the 800-square-foot space, showcasing his distinctive design aesthetic in every facet of the boutique. Art advisor Sabrina Buell and designer/entrepreneur Yves Béhar hosted the store opening in honor of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Laura Braun

Oliver Peoples’ Creative Director Larry Leight and the Los Angeles-based eyewear line’s CEO David Schulte joined Amanda Hearst to launch the company’s first boutique in San Francisco on Thursday, March 13. The gathering, hosted by Sabrina Buell and Yves Béhar and benefiting the California College of the Arts‘ Wattis Institute for the Contemporary Arts, marked the second occasion that the eyewear line drew Hearst to Northern California over the past few months.

Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by Laura Braun

Students at the California College of the Arts explore the full design process, using the fashion-forward San Francisco Bay Area as a muse. Students have the opportunity to pursue internships with leading fashion companies, including Levi Strauss & Company, Athleta and TEA Collection, in addition to participating in the school’s Annual Fashion Show.

Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 by Allison Byers

Clothes manufacturing and design is entering a phase similar to what food experienced in the 1970s. Spurred by the naturally available flora of Northern California, and led by the idiosyncratic political enthusiasms of the people who live there, there's a slow movement toward wearing and manufacturing sustainable clothes and linens. Duerr has taught a class at the California College of the Arts on how to color clothing without using industrial materials. Her nonprofit Permacouture Institute hopes to spread that gospel to public schools as well.

Posted on Monday, November 18, 2013 by Allison Byers

I spent the summer of 2012 interviewing some of the most influential people in sustainable fashion.
At the time, I was co-founder of a fledging apparel startup, learning all I could about eco-fashion and the state of the industry.
Among the interviewees were Sustainable Fashion Writer Kate Fletcher, CEO of SlaveryFootprint.org; Justin Dillon, co-founder of PACT; Jeff Denby, Textile Specialist Stacy Flynn and California College of the Arts Professor Lynda Grose.

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