Rodarte to Be Honored at 2016 Graduation Fashion Show

Founders Laura and Kate Mulleavy will join this year’s prestigious event

Rodarte photo by Autumn de Wilde

Laura and Kate Mulleavy, founders of Rodarte. Photo by Autumn de Wilde.

Academy of Art University is proud to announce that Laura and Kate Mulleavy, founders of Rodarte, will join the School of Fashion as honored guests for the 2016 Graduation Fashion Show on Wednesday, May 11. Kate and Laura Mulleavy will each be presented with Honorary Doctorate degrees during the awards ceremony portion of the event.

“My goal has always been to bring visionaries to the School of Fashion, people who have changed the landscape. Kate and Laura Mulleavy have done just that with Rodarte; they have brought attention back to beautiful, considered and thought-provoking clothing in American fashion,” said Executive Director Simon Ungless. “All of our past Honorary Doctors have gone against the flow and made monumental changes to the way we dress and the way we think. McQueen, Westwood, Gaultier and Alaïa have all broken the rules at some point, and I see the Mulleavys doing that now.”

The fashion show will feature collections from students who majored in the areas of Fashion Design, Knitwear Design, Menswear Design, Technical Design, Textile Design and Jewelry/Metal Arts. Select M.F.A. and B.F.A. graduating students will present their work to industry professionals and recruiters at the President’s Reception and Portfolio Review before the fashion show. 

The 3:00 p.m. Fashion Show is open to all students.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – 3 p.m.

2225 Jerrold Avenue

San Francisco, California 94124

Looping shuttles will be provided beginning at 1:30 pm, running every 15 minutes from 625 Polk, 180 New Montgomery and Northpoint.

A live-stream will be available the evening of May 11 at 7 p.m. Tune in below.