Academy of Art University Students Create the ‘Future of Fashion’

The Academy of Art University challenged students to create what they believe people will wear in the future. They’re space age fashion trends and futuristic ideas were portrayed in creative outfits for men and women. Many of these designs were shown at New York Fashion Week this year and were greatly acclaimed as innovative and forward-thinking.
The Academy of Art University has traditionally send students to multiple international fashion events. These opportunities for students to get recognized happen twice a year, and this year the New York Fashion Week was proud to host select candidates. Not only were students given the chance for their designs to appear on the runway, but they also received personalized feedback from industry leaders and fashion gurus.
Saya Shen and Hilum Zhao were among the students who crafted their ideas about the future of fashion. Both of these artists included elements of their chinese heritage as well as emotional contexts of transition and change into the design. The artist would use multiple kinds of textures, fabrics and techniques to highlight shapes and styles that were novel and built on current themes in fashion. Not only was it interesting to weave together creative concepts of these artists throughout the show, but it was clear that an emotional narrative as well as personal experiences could be seen in each of the designs.
The Academy of Art University helps students get hands-on experience in the industry throughout their academic careers. Not only do students get to engage with professionals and some of the most prestigious events in fashion, but they are given the opportunity to actually create outfits that mirror Trends and themes from a creative space. The Academy of Art University has more than 24 different programs and originally focused on advertising media. There are considered to be one of the largest design universities in the United States and have over 12,000 students.

Their faculty are hand selected and are among some of the most notable scholars and fashion designers in the world. The school has been around for more than 75 years and continues to bring excellent talent to the forefront of design and creative Industries.

Squaw Valley Responds to Water Contamination Issue

Squaw Valley’s director of public relations Liesl Kenney recently provided an official statement on behalf of the resort concerning the water contamination in the Gold Coast and High Camp regions of Squaw Valley. The water became affected by E.coli and coliform bacteria after a severe rain inundated the water system and introduced these harmful bacteria to the water. The rain issue happened in October, and the water system had been upgraded not long before the water contamination.

 

Kenney states that as soon as the issue was detected, Placer County Environmental Health and the Squaw Valley Public Service district were contacted. These organizations began treatment on the water right away, and a number of other water safety experts were contacted as well. There are now only small amounts of coliform in the water in three of the four wells at the Upper Mountain, and E.coli has been fully eliminated from all Upper Mountain wells. However, the restaurants in the Upper Valley will stay closed until the water is completely safe, and individuals staying at the resort have been given bottled water for drinking.

Kenneys shares that Squaw Valley wishes to thank Placer County Environmental Health and Squaw Valley Public Service District for their prompt attention concerning the water contamination issue. She emphasizes that individuals who are visiting Squaw Valley still have full access to all amenities.

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