Fashion Design News

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; Justin Dillon, co-founder of PACT; Jeff Denby, Textile Specialist Stacy Flynn and California College of the Arts Professor Lynda Grose.

Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Allison Byers

So don't miss this Thursday's "METAMORPHOSIS," when the talented artist/designers from the California College of the Arts transform the Academy (and possibly you) into something unexpected. Explore a multitude of industrial, interaction, illustration, fashion, furniture and graphic designers from CCA as they showcase an amazing, cutting-edge array of work, highlighting new technologies and innovative ideas that explore the concept of metamorphosis.

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Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 by Allison Byers

The newbie nail brand was founded by two CCA students, Aretha Sack and Janine Lee, after bonding over color swatches, rap music, and fashion. The two then forged ahead with creating quirky polishes — with adorable packaging — and an online hub to share pictorial inspiration and nail-art culture.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by Jim Norrena

According to a comprehensive, two-month study of over 200 fashion design programs, ranks California College of the Arts tenth among its list of top 75 fashion design schools in the United States for its undergraduate Fashion Design Program!

Also impressive is the fact CCA ranks second among the top 10 fashion schools on the West Coast!

How CCA Was Ranked

The organization consists of seven persons -- writers, designers, developers, and researchers. The end goal is to make the site the most authoritative and comprehensive online resource for aspiring fashion industry professionals.

Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 by Allison Byers

As students at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, Aretha Sack and Janine Lee would mix nail polishes into their own custom colors, pour them back into the jar, and sell them - "just making some Franken-polish," said Lee, using the term popularized on crafting websites.

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