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Image courtesy of AiCASF. Gown by Hieu Nguyen.

Image courtesy of AiCASF. Gown by Hieu Nguyen.

StyleWOW, the Art Institute of California (AiCASF) Student Fashion Show is coming up on Saturday, June 15th, 7pm at the San Francisco Design Center.

Last week I was fortunate to meet some of the participating students and get a sneak peek at the featured fashions. I’m really impressed with each student’s creativity and the thought and attention they have put into the process.

  • Christopher Maracha has created a line of men’s active wear using mesh as a layering fabric .
  • The works of French artist Augustin Lesage inspired Rie Yamamoto to create her own fabrics for men’s coats.
  • Using textured fabrics and layering, Fiona Leung designed a line of chic evening wear for women inspired by the ballet, Romeo and Juliet.
  • Francisco Rodriguez is thinking outside the fashion box with his use of soft vinyl for women’s dresses and skirts.
  • Hieu Nguyen’s formal ball gowns are all about romance in luxurious lace and tulle.

To be included in the runway show students applied last fall and twelve were selected by Fashion Director, Geetika Gupta.

Students from other disciplines are working together on the event including Fashion Marketing, Media, and the International Culinary School is catering the VIP reception. “This year, I am so delighted that students from programs other than Fashion are greatly involved in the show,” says Gupta.

On board with AiCASF is London Fashion Week Founder Michael Rosen, who is working with students encouraging them to push their creative boundaries for this year’s show. “Hearing and seeing the changes that Ai California – San Francisco is aiming to make in their fashion programs, I am honored and privileged to help guide them through to international runway style and standards.”

StyleWow promises to be an evening of fashion fun and inspiration.

For tickets and more information:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/360159

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