Junior design student Caitie Dodge at California College of the Arts works on her project in her sustainable fashion class. She is experimenting with shapes as she works on women sportswear using minimal waste and minimal dye.
Junior design student Caitie Dodge at California College of the...
If San Francisco is currently in the midst of a style renaissance — and between increased media attention on Bay Area chic, edgy boutique openings and Silicon Valley’s fash-tech experiments, we think it is — the concentration of well-regarded fashion and design programs in the city deserve extra credit. Within the retail world and on the design and production side of small local labels and at big regional brands, fashion grads are the juice that keeps the San Francisco industry powered. The annual student shows that begin in May are as close to a consistent fashion week as San Francisco has, featuring fully realized collections, VIP attendees and opportunities for discovery by major industry players.
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