Academy of Art University Graduates @NYFW SS2020

On the third day of Fashion Week I attended two shows: Kyle Shehida and the Academy of Art University graduates for SS2020. I had to rush to make this show as the Kyle Shahida show was about forty minutes late and there was only an hour between shows. I had to make a mad dash, I quickly bolted from the first show to be one of the first people out the door and on to the street to catch an Uber. And luckily for me, my strategy paid off. I quickly got an Uber and got to the Academy show in time which was of course also starting late.

Eleven student designers were featured this season: Mariana Gorey, Quig Guo, Chelsea Grays, Ying Jin, Hanbit Ku, Yi Pan, Abby Yang, Yaryna Zhuk, Christopher Cabalona, Yue Shen and Mingyang Zhang.

I was very impressed with the graduates this season. The was not an abundance of color and there was a strong emphasis on structure and form. Minimalism reigned with little adornment and silhouettes were either unstructured or highly structured putting less emphasis on the body and more emphasis on the garments themselves.

Over all the feel of this years graduating class was a strong sense of craftsmanship and innovation though a bit dark. To see more looks from the collections and to read a more in-depth review head to


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  1. September 25, 2019 / 1:05 pm

    You always post the best fashion posts hon 🙂 xx

  2. September 25, 2019 / 2:16 pm

    Yes, definitely dark and all about the garment itself. I always look forward to reading your posts when fashion week comes around! I’m glad you made it on time even though they weren’t on time! Lol. Enjoy your week!
    PerlaGiselle |

  3. September 25, 2019 / 9:30 pm

    Such a fun collection! You can definitely spot some new designs and styles there. The first look is genius with the structured jacket, the intense pink and the monochromatic look. Love the yellow one too! Xx

  4. September 25, 2019 / 11:20 pm

    It’s always exciting to see what emerging talent come up with. I have a couple of friends that went to the Academy of Art University. I’ve only been to one of their graduate shows when Alexander McQueen spoke there.

  5. September 26, 2019 / 4:08 pm

    Wowww what a great work these young designers did!! I’m impressed!!
    They are statement garments!!

  6. September 27, 2019 / 4:02 am

    Glad you made it to this show – looks like a fun one, although I have to say the bold colourful outfits were my favourite, haha! it’s interesting you liked the darker ones more.

    Hope that your week is going well 🙂

  7. September 27, 2019 / 7:56 am

    I love looking at all these different styles – it is so interesting! So cool you got to go! I would love to one day 🙂 I hope you are having a good week xx

  8. September 28, 2019 / 7:53 am

    desde luego es una coleccion de lo mas vistosa, me gusta

  9. October 2, 2019 / 12:01 pm

    Very good proposals! In the end these designers could be the future of fashion industry so we must keep an eye on them.

    I liked how many proposals are focusing on pattern and shapes, for me it is one of the most important things in collections!

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