The California College of the Arts 2012 Graduate Fashion Show was in full celebratory mood on May 11, 2012 at its San Francisco campus, 1111 8th St. Once again, the proud tent hosting “the best street level runway show” was filled with supportive, exuberant friends, families, and fashion lovers. It truly felt like a giant big, warm family (and I was so happy to see Cynthia & Simon from Style Wylde again!!!!). California College of the Arts (CCA) Fashion Design Chair Amy Williams touted the FashionSF initiative at the start of the runway, as is reminding us of the design level that we were about to see.
And gosh, what talents. It’s probably my favorite student fashion show ever so far, with innovative, creative, functional, AND beautiful designs after designs walking down the runway. Absolutely amazing; I was thoroughly impressed from beginning to end. The diversity of techniques, fabrics, motifs, silhouettes, colors…what a feast to the eyes. If only all fashion shows could be this exciting to watch and enjoy :)
California College of the Arts (CCA) Fashion Design Chair Amy Williams said at the beginning of the show that it’s the school’s 13th annual fashion show, which interestingly was held on Friday, the 13th of May. Very exciting for me personally, because believe it or not, 13 is one of my lucky numbers :)
OK, let’s start the show, shall we? The show was jam-packed with students, parents, local press and media, as well as fashionistas that couldn’t wait what CCA students were about to present on the runway. I have to add though, everybody in the tent was so supportive and cheerful; every single look that was presented got warm applauses. Go CCA students!
During my (close-to) 3 years I’ve been in the Bay Area, I never visited California College of the Arts (CCA) building even though I’ve been in the Potrero Hill area several times (for Chez Maman, whose owner scolded me once for eating the famous burger using my knife and fork).
So Friday, May 13 was my first time visiting the grand CCA building in the perhaps-not-so-friendly neighborhood. Turned the corner towards 8th St. and there it is in its glory. And just like the week before, it was windy as hell.