Monday, December 16, 2013

Arts of Fashion Competition 2013, San Francisco

Academy of Fine Arts and Design - Slovakia
AOF, San Francisco, USA

"Resilience" as a "Violent Desire" 2013 - "You kill the thing you love." (Francis Bacon quoting Oscar Wilde, Francis Bacon's Arena).
Resilience as an animal force, sexual energy, violent desire are themes,which Maros Baran has always found fascinating and full of inspiration. So he decided to work with them on this collection. Swan as a virginal animal. Sacred, once "raped" by an eagle turned itself into a black daemon, disguised Zeus making love to Leda. Cursed love leading to transcendental source,human beings born from eggs. 

foto: Jakub Gulyas

The 12th annual Fashion Rendez-Vous, developed around an intensive one-day schedule, took place in the downtown of San Francisco, at the beautiful Bently Reserve, on October 24, 2013. Starting with Lectures during the morning with Jonathan Cheung - Head of Design at Levi Strauss & Co, Beatrice Pang - Co Founder and Chief Operating Officer at, Mary Kawenski - Professor of Apparel Design at Rhode Island School of Design and Fred Dennis - Senior Curator of Costume at the Museum of FIT, the event culminated with a fantastic Fashion Show presenting 50 emerging talents from around the world with tremendous potential.
A professional jury including Jacques Pantazes - Chief Merchandising Officer at, Matthias de Vogel - Womenswear Designer at Levi Strauss & Co and Matt Dick - Creative Director at Small Trade Company awarded 7 students for their exceptional creative work and vision around the theme of the year 2013: Resilience.
Press coverage by the San Francisco Chronicle - Nov. 22, 2013 - LINK
Thanks to the guests and jurors! Congratulation to all selected student designers - Credit photo for the awarded students below - N. Ardelean

QinwenWeiBeijing Institute of Fashion TechnologyChina
ErsalinaLimIstituto MarangoniUK
Ana RalucaManditaNational University of Arts BucharestRomania
Joaquim EdgarMartins CorreiaEscola Sup. das Artes Aplicadas Castelo BrancoPortugal
TerezaSvolikovaUniv. of West Bohemia - Inst. of Art & DesignCzech Republic
Seon RimLeeDongseo UniversitySouth Korea
Man Yee ChanNottingham Trent University UK
Miguel AngelLeon MoyanoColombiana ColegiaturaColombia
Doo SungLeeSamsung Art & Design InstituteSouth Korea
AllaSirbuWest University of TimisoaraRomania
You Jin KimSamsung Art & Design InstituteSouth Korea
MonikaLepschyUniv of West Bohemia - Inst. of Art & Design Czech Republic
MarianaVanegas MarquezColombiana ColegiaturaColombia
YafanChenRome Academy of Fine ArtItaly
Jee EunKimSamsung Art and Design InstituteSouth Korea
Aileen Hui NanLeeHong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong Kong 
RaquelDe Carvalho NovaisSanta Marcelina College of ArtsBrazil
WeilinHuangWuhan Textile UniversityChina
Pui ChiChowHong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong Kong 
Seo YoungYeoSamsung Art & Design InstituteSouth Korea
LiYangBeijing Institute of Fashion TechnologyChina
Min KyungJungFashion Institute of TechnologyUSA
RobertaPotockaUniv. of West Bohemia - Inst. of Art & Design Czech Republic
MariaKorkeilaLahti University - Inst. of Design and Fine ArtsFinland
SamanthaDe La FuenteMiami International University of Art & DesignUSA
BethanyMikellAcademy of Art UniversityUSA
RuiLiuBeijing Institute of Fashion TechnologyChina
Eun Sol JungSamsung Art & Design InstituteSouth Korea
BrendanSmithMelbourne School of FashionAustralia
Ka YingChuiNottingham Trent University UK
MiaoWangBeijing Institute of Fashion TechnologyChina
LiuChenWuhan Textile UniversityChina
WenqiChengIstituto Carlo SecoliItaly
LongChenWuhan Textile UniversityChina
TaruNieminenLahti University - Inst. of Design and Fine ArtsFinland
Siew JinTewLimkokwing University of Creative Technology Malaysia
Oana AlexandraCucuWest University of TimisoaraRomania
Ji AeBangSamsung Art and Design InstituteSouth Korea
Se YoungEumSamsung Art and Design InstituteSouth Korea
Hye Rin KangSamsung Art and Design InstituteSouth Korea
XueGaoBeijing Institute of Fashion TechnologyChina
Francesca AliciaPowleslandUniversity of the West of EnglandUK
AmandaJamesParsons The New School for DesignUSA
Kyeong YunBackSamsung Art and Design InstituteSouth Korea
Ji HaeKimSamsung Art and Design InstituteSouth Korea
YinYeWhitehouse Institute of DesignAustralia
SomKongRyerson Polytechnic UniversityCanada
So YonLeeSamsung Art and Design InstituteSouth Korea
Mook AttakanwongUniversity of Technology SydneyAustralia 
Suqin Chen Beijing Institute of Fashion TechnologyChina
SergheiYaceninNational University of Arts BucharestRomania
Hye SeonYooSamsung Art & Design InstituteSouth Korea
Jin HeeShinParsons The New School for DesignUSA
MarosBaranAcademy of Fine Arts & DesignSlovakia
Ka YeeChanFashion Institute of TechnologyUSA
KatePineWizo Design AcademyIsrael
Diego OmarGonzales PinoUniversidad de PalermoArgentina

The Arts of Fashion Foundation is a San Francisco-based 501(c)(3), public, non-profit organization, linking both academics and professionals alike and is dedicated in fostering international cultural exchange through the creation of a variety of educational programs meant to facilitate critical thinking and advance the field of fashion among artists, designers, scholars and students.The primary focus of the foundation is the continuous support of creativity and design process in fashion and the arts linked to it.

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