News…Academy of Art


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Academy of Art


I have been invited by the Academy of Art to take part at NYFW SS16 as a staff photographer and I couldn’t be more excited! I’ll be covering our school’s presentation at Skylight At Moynihan Station on Sept. 11. This will be a pivotal event for me. I have covered NYFW in the past, but this is the first time I’m covering a show in its entirety. Nothing is more exciting than having access to the runway AND backstage. The place is a circus as everyone frantically gets ready for the show. VIP’s and guests are strategically seated for greatest exposure, bloggers claim their spots, coordinators bark out orders to models, stylists focus on hmu and wardrobe, and designers try to keep from losing their minds. All the while, the press and photographers try to sneak peaks at the looks beforehand and get them out to their people. The place is electric!

Here’s a quick look at the featured designers presenting at the Academy of Art MBFW SS16 presentation. I don’t want to spoil anything for you, so these sketches will have to suffice. If you’re not in the neighborhood, you can catch the show live at See you next week in NYC!

As an extra treat, I’ve included at glimpse into “the wonderful world of fashion” from behind the scenes at the Academy of Art Senior Spring Show. This will give you an idea of what I’ll be doing in New York. And, yes… It’s as fun as it looks! Enjoy. – PH