UNDER REVIEW// Academy of Art University Spring 2011Published by Justin D Joseph on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 10:18 pm.
Since 2005 the students of San Francisco’s Academy of Art University have continued to out shine many veterans during New York Fashion Week. This season wasn’t any different. Bubbling with innovative ideas and a spirit that has yet to be jaded by the business of fashion, these burgeoning designers—and recent graduates—collectively presented a wonderful mixture of knits and textile design.
The show provided a spotlight to the work of Jungah Lee, Cara Chiappetta, Xiang Zhang, April Howard, Camilla Olson, Maria Korovilas and a print design collaboration executed by a group of students from various departments.
Also showcased was Louie Llewellyn Greaves, a 26 year old black menswear designer who’s clothes could find ground with the cool kids and blipster sets. Menswear is undoubtedly a hard market to break into, but The Boston native—who’s six look collection was a contrast of sharply tailored blazers and draped knits—might have just the right amount of talent to get him in the mix.
Check out the photos of Louie’s collection and this video from our friends at Essence Magazine with designers and his equally talented sister Anasa. Definitely our future in fashion.