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    Fashion Journalism Alumnae Cover Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia

    Vivien Moon and Angela Han seize the opportunity to immerse themselves in the emerging Moscow fashion scene

    In mid-March, the chance to cover their first international fashion week lured two Academy of Art University fashion journalism alumnae to front-row seats thousands of miles away. Vivien Moon of BuzzFeed and Angela Han of The Huffington Post made it a mission to maximize their access not only to the shows, but also to a spectrum of designers stretching from traditionalist to stereotype-smashing. Bound for neither Paris nor Milan—the hallowed European fashion capitals one might expect—Moon and Han touched down in Moscow, home of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia.

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    School of Fashion Announces Textile Design as a Specialized Degree

    The next generation of designers will now be able to hone their craft in NASAD-certified programs

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    Hae In Kim drying her print with a blow dryer. Photo by Jennifer Jeon.

    Responding to the growing market need for textile, surface and graphic print designers, the School of Fashion at Academy of Art University has created the associate, undergraduate and graduate degrees in the specialized field of textile design, which were recently certified by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). These research-based programs focus on comprehensive design development to empower the next generation of designers.

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    School of Jewelry & Metal Arts Exhibition Opens at 435 Jefferson Gallery

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    Precious metals and smiling faces were aglow at the 435 Jefferson Gallery on Nov. 3, when a cross-section of works by jewelry and metal arts M.F.A. students and alumni went on view in the exhibition Past, Present, Future.

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    Guest Artist Ira Sherman Holds Pneumatic Hinge Workshop for Academy Students

    Over the weekend of November 12–13, 15 students from Academy of Art University Schools of Jewelry & Metal Arts (JEM) and Fine Art – Sculpture (FASCU) took a break from their coursework to participate in a special techniques workshop hosted by JEM and the Jewelry & Metal Arts Club.

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    Wallace Chan Surprises JEM Students

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    (L–R) International artisan jeweler Wallace Chan, School of Jewelry & Metal Arts Director Charlene Modena and Academy of Art University President Elisa Stephens. Photo by Maureen Brady.

    Internationally renowned artisan jeweler Wallace Chan surprised Academy of Art University’s School of Jewelry & Metal Arts (JEM) with a visit on Nov. 7.  Chan’s exciting visit caught the students off guard as he casually approached the studio classrooms.

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    Fashion Campaign Brings Gladys Perint Palmer & Alumna Zhangchi Wang Full Circle

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    Gladys Perint Palmer’s illustration of former student Zhangchi Wang’s design adorns a tram in Hong Kong. Photo courtesy of Gladys Perint Palmer.

    Some coincidences are so amazing that it’s hard to believe they happened by chance. The series of events linking Academy of Art University Executive Vice President of Artistic Development Gladys Perint Palmer and her former student, Zhangchi Wang, to a promotional campaign for Asia-based retailer Joyce, falls into this category.

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