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Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Laura Braun

Students from California College of the Arts unveiled their work on the runway Friday night in San Francisco for the Spring 2014 Senior show. Bursting with creativity, and high-quality execution, the show spoke volumes about the talent of the students and the high-level education they have received. 

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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.

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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

It can be overwhelming to walk through an MFA exhibition (much less try and write about it). This year’s MFA show at the California College of the Arts was no exception.

Andrea Roberts’s text-based installation piece “Helpful Things,” mirrored the sensation I had of walking down the main hall. The work consisted of a stack of printed signs, the kind you see people using to advertise sample sales or corporate events. The cramped wording and choppy language reminded me of the e snippets of visual dialogue that jumped out at me, but were quickly interrupted by something else.

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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. 

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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 20, 2014 by Laura Braun

This past Sunday at Escapist Comics on Claremont Ave. in Berkeley, the 3rd Annual California College of the Arts (CCA) Student Comics Fair showcased comics from the college’s Master’s of Fine Arts in Comics program, as well as from Introduction to Graphic Novels, an undergraduate class that teaches students about comic books and the process of making their own. Justin Hall and Matt Silady, both Adjunct Professors in the MFA program, put together the show and introduced each student creator and their work.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by Laura Braun

This year I finally made it to California College of the Arts’ (CCA) MFA Thesis Exhibition. CCA has one of the best graduate art programs in the Bay Area, and I was eager to see the work coming out of its studios. While the walls in the school always have work from various class projects on display, the thesis show was jam-packed with art, taking up a large part of the huge 1111 Eighth Street building.

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