Congratulations Graduates!

Every spring the Academy of Art’s graduating fashion students show their work at the Academy of Art runway show. This year, I was lucky enough to go. It was such a fun event and it seemed like all of San Francisco turned up! It was inspiring seeing the different styles of the students and all the hard work that they’ve put in. Most looks were women’s wear, but there was a range of menswear and children’s wear too. The child models were  incredibly cute strutting down the giant runway, some trying to walk as fast as possible to get away from the bright lights and huge crowds. There were so many talented people, but one of my favorites was Yuko Okudaira. She showed bright graffiti painted fringe, that had the perfect combination of street influence and sophisticated fun. She  received an internship with Missoni, which was presented by all three generations of Missoni’s at the end of the show. Angela and Margherita Missoni also attended and earned honary doctorates from the Academy of Art University.


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Here’s what I wore…


Marc by Marc Jacobs dress with a Rebecca Taylor jacket



These are the pictures I took from the show. Besides the Academy of Art show at New York Fashion week where I attempted to take pictures, this was my first runway show with a decent camera. They are really a challenge to photograph! I had to have a fast enough shutter speed so that it wasn’t blurry, but then each look responded to the light differently, so I had to keep readjusting the aperture and shutter speed, all while trying to get a semi-okay shot. Here are some of my favorite looks…


Yuko Okudaira- the winner of the Missoni internship. I would call her lucky, but she created her own luck. 








Jenny Hien Hoang, so cool with the sophisticated tie-dye!




Nicole Bell for fashion design and Holly Hapka for textile designImageImage



(all photos are my own)


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