Arts of Fashion Foundation Emerging Designers Push Boundaries with “Tension”

San Francisco-based non-profit organization, Arts of Fashion Foundation, celebrated the 10th anniversary of its annual student design competition and symposium this weekend, presenting a body of innovative work from students around the world.

Designs by Xiaotian Zhang (Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology), winner of the Arts of Fashion Paris summer MasterClass award. Photo by Margo Moritz.

Held for the first time at the San Francisco Art Institute, the picturesque campus served as the ideal backdrop for a weekend of inspired creativity. The two-day event  featured fashion lectures by designers, educators, and industry experts—including the CFDA’s  Steven Kolb and Arts of Fashion founder Nathalie Doucet—along with fashion exhibitions by emerging designers.

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Recalling Some of My Funniest Fashion Interviews

I’m typically the one asking the questions. So when friend and SF publicist Donna Berry Glass asked me to be interviewed for Landis Communications’ Meet the Media” feature, I was reminded of the challenge of being on the flip side. It turned out to be a fun exercise– and a jog down memory lane of some of my most hilarious, not to mention unconventional, fashion interviews. Here’s the mini Q&A that published yesterday. (Thanks Donna … and Landis!)

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Top Five Summer Fashion Trends

Courtesy of Glamour.com

Glamour magazine’s new Ask-a-Stylist iPhone application, which I mentioned in an earlier post , has officially launched and, so far, style questions have been pouring in from all over the world.

This weekend I got a query from a gal in the Netherlands asking for help finding the right color palette for her fair complexion. The wonders of technology!

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