Get It Before It’s Haute:: San Francisco


If you consider yourself a fashion trendsetter, subscribe to British Vogue, rival Imelda for designer shoes and wear labels your friends have never even heard of, then get thee to California College of the Arts 2009 Senior Fashion Show to be held at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8, on the college’s San Francisco campus, located at 1111 Eighth Street. This runway show, juried by an industry panel, features original designs worn by professional models. General-admission tickets are $25; VIP tickets are $100 and include reserved seating at the event plus admission to the Friends of Fashion cocktail preparty.

Some of these up-and-coming fashion design graduates have already attracted industry attention for the quality and creativity of their work. One student’s placement as runner-up in the “Chuck It or Keep It” global student competition at the Fashioning the Future summit in London even garnered coverage in Vogue magazine (“Sustaining Fashion” October 28, 2008).

Surface magazine is the media sponsor for the Senior Fashion Show. CCA’s relationship with Surface—now in its seventh year—gives students the opportunity to have their work evaluated by the magazine’s editors in consideration for the Surface Emerging Talent Award. Competition will be fierce since the winner of this award receives a profile of his or her work in the magazine’s annual Avant Guardian issue and is flown to New York to attend the photo shoot.

For additional information and event details visit Senior Fashion Show.

****About CCA’s Fashion Design Program
Established in 1996, CCA’s Fashion Design Program is an idea-driven, craft-based course of study that emphasizes design concepts and skill development. The goal is to produce designers of daring originality who are willing to explore across disciplines and contribute to fashion as an aspect of modern art and culture.

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