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ARTS OF FASHION SYMPOSIUM 2016 | SAN FRANCISCO - OCT 24-25 | PROGRAM & INFO


ARTS OF FASHION FOUNDATION SYMPOSIUM 2016 OCT 24-25 SAN FRANCISCO

The 15th Arts of Fashion Foundation Symposium and International Fashion Competition will take place in the downtown of San Francisco, on October 24-25, 2016. By attending this annual international Fashion Rendez-Vous, students and professors and public are exposed to scholarly debates about the current issues facing Fashion, creative explorations and exhibitions of accomplished industry professionals, and to 50 selected rising stars of Fashion design, showcasing their work on the runway of the international Fashion competition.

FASHION SYMPOSIUM 2016 | Theme UNEQUAL - Program

OCTOBER 19-25 | Arts of Fashion Symposium 2016 | San Francisco

FASHION MASTERCLASS
Wednesday October 19 to Sunday October 23 | at the SF Campus - FIDM | 55 Stockton Street
9AM-6PM| Anne Valerie Hash (15 selected Fashion Students)

FASHION SEMINAR
Monday October 24 | at the SF Public Main Library | 100 Larkin Street - Koret Auditorium
10AM-12:30PM| Fashion.Edu-series (Public)

2-5PM| Tandem-series (Public)

FASHION SHOW / AWARDS CEREMONY
Tuesday October 25 | at the SF Bently Reserve | 400 Sansome Street
10AM-12:30PM| Portfolio Review (Finalists)
2-3PM| Jury Session (Private)
3-4PM| Jury Fashion Show & Rehearsal (Finalists)
4-5PM| Jury Deliberation (Private)
6PM| Exhibitions Opening & Reception (VIP & Finalists)
7PM| Exhibitions & Cocktail (Public)
8-10PM| Fashion Show & Awards Ceremony (Public)

2016 is an exciting year for the Arts of Fashion Foundation, with 346 Fashion applicants from 29 Countries and from 112 Schools / Universities and Institutions registered, competing for apprenticeship opportunities with creative and visionary Couture designers such as Anne Valerie Hash in Paris or Manish Arora in New Delhi, as well as with the Parisian craftmanship from Haute Couture: Maison Lesage and Maison Lemarie or scholarships to the Paris Arts of Fashion MasterClass program, hosted at Les Arts Decoratifs in the Louvre.
Fifty candidates were selected on May 6 at the University of Monterrey (UDEM), Mexico, where a group of selected Jurors from all over the world met: 36 Schools and Universities from 19 Countries will be represented in San Francisco on October 25, 2016.



ANNE VALERIE HASH | President of the Arts of Fashion Symposium 2016

This new edition is so special with not only the 15th anniversary of the Arts of Fashion Foundation in the United States, but also with the 10th year of the student competition internationally, which will also mark the 10th collaboration of Paris-based Haute Couture designer Anne Valerie Hash, generously rewarding every year a new student under her name.
Anne Valerie Hash will preside the entire event, lecture and lead a 5-day unique Fashion MasterClass in San Francisco.

Leading the forefront of the Couture cutting edge industry, and under her own signature and with diverse collaborations, Anne Valerie Hash's contemporary fashion vision and bold creative approach away ahead of the trends - bringing alive a successful concept infiltrated by the masculine wardrobe and the use of the craftmanship of Haute Couture and lingerie with an appealing result of highly subtil mix of feminity in each of her new collections - have opened new paths, while advancing the field of fashion design: LINK

Under the theme UNEQUAL and with Anne Valerie Hash as the President, the Arts of Fashion Symposium 2016 has been developed around an intensive schedule, including Seminar with lectures (Fashion.edu & Tandem Series) on Monday October 24 at the San Francisco Main Public Library, and will culminate on Tuesday evening with a Fashion Show Awards Ceremony, at the San Francisco Bently Reserve, rewarding 8 emerging talents from around the world with tremendous potential.

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.