Academy of Art University fashion design students win awards

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Academy of Art University was founded in San Francisco, California in 1929. It offers degrees in Design, Entertainment, Liberal Arts, and Fine Arts. These degrees are offered in innovative online arts education as well as in class. You can get your masters degree in these through this University as well. They believe in offering their students the greatest chance in success. They are do this by offering a no barrier admissions, community of support, ethics in art, the ability to learn from professionals, and teaching their students how to give back to their community. They are accredited by CIDA (council for interior design accreditation), CTC (California Commission on Teacher Credentialing), NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board), NASAD (National Association for schools of Art and Design), and WSCUC (WASC senior college and university commission).

This year two people from the Academy of Art University won scholarships due to their work in footwear and knitwear. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has been hosting the most influential American design awards since 1981 and it is here that these students won the Liz Claiborne Scholarship and the Kenneth Cole Footwear Innovation Award. Susan Zienty, BFA Fashion Design, won the Kenneth Cole Award which gave her a yearlong fellowship at Kenneth Cole and an annual stipend of $50,000. Cameron Orland, BFA Knitwear Design, won the Liz Claiborne Design Scholarship Award for $25,000. Susan Zienty used salvaged materials and precious stones secured within a substance and is in loving memory of the relationship with her longest-lasting foster sister. She was inspired for her collection by the foster care system. Cameron Orland created her collection titled, Second Skin, which celebrates the skin we are in. She embraced organic knitwear in her collection which she used her grandmother as a big influence in her work.

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