Academy of Art University Shines in the NYFW Shows

New York Fashion Week is a regarded as the best platform for fashion display, especially in the last few years. The 21st runway showcase was stolen by the Academy of Art University and its School of Fashion with the stunning style of display. The show on September 9, 2017, witnessed at least seven works from ten graduates of the fashion school. It included two menswear, two collaborations, and five womenswear. Interestingly, the showpieces displayed the influence from mainland China to Maine coastal attire. All of the presentations from the graduates displayed a sense of uniqueness and new thoughts.

One of the prominent display was from Hailun Zhou, an MFA graduate from China, who designed an attire that is inspired by some of her photographs she had captured during a journey. She used PVC, vinyl, and fabrics to make the dress a real fusion of different materials. The outfit by Eden Slezin, another MFA graduate from the Bay Area, was a pure reflection of “life and loves” makeover for a vintage denim. Interestingly, he was using an organic denim supplied by Cone Denim, and for extra fabrics, he used recycled rubber tubes and Amour Vert. Dina Marie Lam from Los Angeles, another MFA graduate, came with countless emotions as her aunt passed away recently. She focused on conveying the feeling of transition in her product. Interestingly, she was chosen as the BCBGMAXAZRIA Super Intern at the institute.

The art university is a privately owned art school located in San Fransisco. It was established in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens, the well-known creative director of Sunset Magazine, an advertising art school.

Currently, the institute has over 12,000 students and nearly 1,500 full-time and part-time staff. With this, the Academy of Art University is considered as one of the largest design and art institute in the country.

The Institute is particular in invoking the creativity of people and shaping them in the right direction. Celebrities from fashion to Hollywood come and take their lectures to the students of the institute. Interestingly, the graduates are recruited by largest corporations around the world, including Apple, Pixar, Zynga, Nike, EA, and more.

Kabbalah Center

The Kabbalah Center is a place where students can go regardless or gender, race or religion to study the Zohar and teachings of Kabbalah.

Historically, the teachings of the Kabbalah were thought to be too complex for just anyone to understand as they could easily be misinterpreted without the proper background in Judaism, so the teachings were reserved to only very studied and devout Jewish men who were though to be able to understand.

This modern way of teaching Kabbalah opens up and enlivens the religious experience of anyone who is open to it, and many are thankful for the ability to be able to study Kabbalah in this modern way at Kabbalah Center.

Though the first modern Kabbalah Center was established in New York City in 1965, the centers have branched out to the West Coast and to many centers all over the world. Anyone is welcome to come and study Kabbalah and many centers, over 50 in fact are open and available all over the country and the world. The numerous locations and acceptance of all students makes it very easy to find a center at which to begin studies.

The modern Kabbalah Center believes that all religion is based off of universal wisdoms and that Kabbalah can be studied as a supplementation to any existing religion and not a replacement of it. Studies of astrological forces are taught and incorporated into Kabbalah as astrological forces are thought to effect everything happening in our world and shedding light on how these forces effect us can be important to the student of Kabbalah.