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BOARD OF HONORS | 2002-2017

Matthew Ames, 2009
Laurie Apple, 2012
Joanne Arbuckle, 2014
Manish Arora, 2010
Sandra Backlund, 2007
Jeffrey Banks, 2006
Crstof Beaufays, 2004
Jeanne Belhumeur, 2008

Lynn Blake, 2013
Elodie Blanchard, 2005
Isabelle Blandiaux, 2007
Matthieu Blazy, 2007

Haesung Bong, 2015
Veronique Branquinho, 2007
Natalia Brilli, 2007
Francois Broca, 2006

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, 2005
Andrea Cammarosano, 2012
J.R. Campbell, 2012
Jasper Sinchai Chadprajong, 2011
Sarah Charles, 2013
Beth Charleston, 2004

Yiyu Chen, 2015
Jonathan Cheung, 2013
Minna Cheung, 2013
Sooah Choi, 2015
Sun Young Choi, 2015
Ann Claes, 2007
Gregory Climer, 2011
Alain Coblence, 2006
Carole Collet, 2004

Nicholas Peter Comino, 2015
Daniele Controversio, 2007
Stephanie Coudert, 2005
Tony Delcampe, 2004

Fred Dennis, 2013
Matt Dick, 2013
Fiona Dieffenbacher, 2016
Julien Dossena, 2006
David Duby, 2010
Nadine Dufat, 2014
Laurent Edmond, 2007
Steven Faerm, 2008

Jonathan Kyle Farmer, 2009
Hermann Fankhauser, 2005
Sandrina Fasoli, 2008
Philip Fimano, 2003
Shelley Fox, 2008
Stephen Frailey, 2014
Helene Day Fraser, 2014

Anna Niemczyk-Gadd, 2016
David Gil, 2007

Francois Girbaud, 2017
Didier Grumbach, 2002

Maria de Graca Guedes, 2016

Donna Gustavsen, 2010
Joe Haller, 2008
Bora Han, 2010
Anne Valerie Hash, 2006
Ian Hannula, 2008
Peter Hermesdorf, 2006
Kathryn Hillier, 2005
Raphaelle H'Limi, 2014

Jae Yoon Jeong, 2017
Kinor Jiang, 2016
Riley JohnDonnell, 2011

Fabienne Jouvin, 2008
Beata Kania, 2017
Mary Kawenski, 2013
Ma Ke, 2008
Sung Hyon Kim, 2014
Charles Kleibacker, 2003
Steven Kolb, 2011
Sara Koslowsky, 2010
Helena Krbcova, 2009
Nico Krebs, 2005
Hajin Kwon, 2014

Aurore de La Morinerie, 2004
Lan Lan, 2011
Susanna Lau, 2006

Melissa Laird, 2012
Min Sun Lee, 2017
Emmanuelle Linard, 2003

Jiah Lim, 2016
Linda Loppa, 2014

Jie Luo, 2013
John Maeda, 2014

Danielle Martin, 2017
Kenta Matsushige, 2014
Christine Mayes, 2011
David Meyer, 2008
Arnaud Michaux, 2009
Etienne Mineur, 2005
Jennifer Minniti, 2010

Juliana Luna Mora, 2012
Flore Morton, 2011
Florence Muller, 2004
Franco Musso, 2004
Gustavo Navarro, 2014
Colombe Nicholas, 2002

Taiko Onorato, 2005
Ben Ospital, 2005
Stephanie Otto, 2008
Elisabeth Paillie, 2005
Francine Pairon, 2003

Beatrice Pang, 2013
Jacques Pantazes, 2013
Janice Paredes, 2017
Charlene Parsons, 2007
Lea Peckre, 2012

Alessandra Perlatti, 2014
Julie Perrin, 2009

Christine Phung, 2011
Natallia Pilipenka, 2008
Cathy Pill, 2008

Amy Prince, 2008
Lucile Puton, 2011
Bradley Quinn, 2005
Douglas Reker, 2007

Andrea Kalish Reynders, 2009
Brigida Ribeiros, 2013
Nancy Riegelman, 2008

Libena Rochova, 2012
Thierry Rondenet, 2007

Galya Rosenfeld, 2005
Olivier Saillard, 2006
Carlos Santiago, 2007
Amy Sarabi, 2009
Alicia Sarmiento, 2014
Susan Scafidi, 2007
Helga Scania, 2005
Akarasun Seanglai, 2008
Jiwon Shin, 2003
Ines Simoes, 2014
Summer Skrzelowski, 2003
Chelsea Snyder, 2009
Sasiwimol Sreevitoon, 2010
Isabelle Steger, 2008
Megan Stein, 2007

Milan Tanedjikov, 2015
Hui Tao, 2014
Laurence Teillet, 2009
Julie Thibodeaux, 2009
Aurore Thibout, 2009

Patricia Mears, 2016
Long-Nam To, 2014

Santiago Utima, 2016
Anthony Vaccarello, 2006
Luciana Val, 2004

Jose Miguel Valdivia, 2016
Gert Van de Keulen, 2003
Lionel Vandenbemden, 2008

Zoe Vermeire, 2012
Matthias de Vogel, 2013
Myra Walker, 2016
Stephane Wargnier, 2014
Lisa Weiss, 2011
Christian Wijnants, 2009

Chu Yan, 2012
Liang Yan, 2011
Herve Yvrenogeau, 2007

Ling Zhang, 2017
Xiaotian Zhang, 2017
Rong Zheng, 2011

The Arts of Fashion Foundation is a 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.

The Arts of Fashion Foundation is the First American organization to bring together emerging fashion designers from around the world to share and celebrate creativity in Fashion.

The Arts of Fashion Foundation was created in December 2001 as the U.S. extension of the world renowned Concours International des Jeunes Créateurs de Mode, an international student design competition sponsored by Air France and the Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode. Introduced in 1982 in Japan, this global competition lost its main sponsor in 2006, and thus was closing the book on an illustrious period of 23 years supporting and launching thousands of young talented fashion designers in Paris.

With the inception of the U.S. segment of the foundation, Nathalie Doucet, a fashion design professor and designer, chosen as the director (2001), introduced seminars, lectures, debates, and hands-on workshops to the competition, making the annual Arts of Fashion Symposium an extraordinarily rich fashion event. Each year, an honorary president is chosen by the Foundation, and new lecturers, from the different facets of fashion design are brought in to share their experiences with the attendees. However the Arts of Fashion Foundation had entered into a new era in 2007, with the competition growing from a national one, to becoming instead an international showcase of talent and a week long fashion symposium with seminars, fashion shows, and awards ceremony. Since then and every year, prizes are offered, including four-week scholarships in partnership with prestigious institutions such as Ecole Superieure des Arts Appliques Duperre in Paris (2008), Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Visuels La Cambre in Brussels (2009), and Les Arts Decoratifs - Le Louvre since 2010, as well as apprenticeships in creative fashion design Houses such as Anne-Valerie Hash, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Veronique Branquinho, Manish Arora, Maison Lesage and Maison Lemarie, part of les Metiers d'art Chanel.

From the very beginning, (2002), the Tandem-Series - launched with Didier Grumbach, President of the Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode at the University of Cincinnati - provides an open dialogue amongst the guest speakers, professionals, faculty members and students, and is constantly addressing the challenges and opportunities of the fashion industry. Soon after, the CarteBlanche-Series (2004) was introduced at Oklahoma State University, giving room to exhibit the works of students, and designers from around the world. This series allows designers to present their designs on runway, or set up mounted exhibitions in host galleries and museums. In 2005, the Symposium MasterClass-Series were first initiated to great success in San Francisco, offering to candidates selected to the competition and local students the option of working intensively during 5 days under the direction of world-renowned designers. The Fashion-Edu-Series - launched in 2008 at North Texas University - and is aimed at the educational community, incorporating and addressing current issues facing the academia, and the fashion and design education programs globally.

The Arts of Fashion Foundation celebrated 10 years of promoting creativity, innovative design and cutting edge fashion of emerging designers and students from around the world on October 29-30, 2011 at the inspiring San Francisco Art Institute. Steven Kolb, CEO of the Council of Fashion Designer of America, joined the group of jurors and participated in the Tandem-Series. Since then, the annual Fashion symposium is successfully held in San Francisco at the end of October. The year 2016 - with the theme Unequal - marked the 10th anniversary of the International Arts of Fashion Competition in the United States.

San Francisco - updated 9/01/17

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ARTS OF FASHION COMPETITION AWARDED CANDIDATES | 2002-2016

Ryan Adridge, 2008
Barbora Augustinova, 2012
A-Lan Baik, 2004
Zeynep Baran, 2007
Elizabeth Barbaro, 2011
Hae-Sung Bong, 2008
Lucian Broscatean, 2008
Caroline Brown, 2004
Ann Burton, 2005

Yupei Cao, 2015
Mariele Capssa, 2009
Alex Chapman, 2003
Lauren N. Chekoudjian, 2005
Connie Chen, 2004
Jinjoo Cho, 2009

Seon-Myeong Choe, 2012
Sun Young Choi, 2012
Tsz Yu Chow, 2014
Chung-Ying Chu, 2004
Iris Chulumbat, 2005
Hayley Clark, 2004
Juliana Da Costa, 2005
Jessica Darwin, 2006
Laura Dawson, 2002
Alicia Declerck, 2011
Thunyarnee Denwikrom, 2004
Anh Duong, 2005
Jennifer Dusold, 2002
Jessica Earley, 2004
Jo Eun A, 2011
Andre F. F Amorim, 2008
Amy Ferrell, 2003
Francis Forrest, 2008
Shure Gambat, 2003
Xiaonan Gao, 2008

Yiyi Guo, 2012
Bora Han, 2009
Maren Hartman, 2002
Halimshah Hassan, 2002
Binli He, 2015
Dakter Heidi, 2002
Lisa Hutchinson, 2005
Florina Ivascu, 2010
Julia Janeczek, 2005

Jae Yoon Jeong, 2006
Eun Sol Jung, 2013
Miranda Kaloudis, 2011
Sun Ke, 2014
Alyse Killeen, 2007
Dong-Eun Kim, 2003
Rosa Kim , 2004
Annina King, 2004
Shivonne Kissoondath, 2002
Naoki Kitamura, 2003
Chi Kwan, 2006

Chantal Le Corps, 2003
ChangKeun Lee, 2016
Shu Chuan Lee, 2003

Seon Rim Lee, 2013
Jung Soo Lee, 2005

Monika Lepschy, 2013
Kellyn Leventon, 2002

Sivan Levin, 2015
Li Li, 2007
Liwen Li, 2014

Xiaoyi Li, 2016
Yafei Liu, 2016
Sara Londoño Jaramillo, 2009

Kuan Lu, 2012
Lenka Markova, 2010
Miguel Mesa Posada, 2014
Yamilka Missair, 2005
Emily Moon, 2008
Kimberly Moore, 2003
Mia Murphy, 2005
Elena Musteata, 2009
Hamana Nagisa, 2007
Miyako Nakumura, 2003
Bea Nam, 2006
Katherin Neumeyer, 2002
Susanna Ngao, 2008
Ninh Nguyen, 2009
Chantelle Norton, 2003

Ryonggi Oh, 2015
Juliana Orrego Trujillo, 2010

Milka Osoro, 2009 Stephanie Otto, 2004
So-Young Park, 2003

Maria Parra Parodi, 2015

Johanna Pascual, 2003 - 04 - 05
Natallia Pilipenka, 2007
Pavla Podsednikova, 2011
Maxime Rappaz, 2011
Kristin Ritter, 2002

Laurensia Salim, 2015
Amy Sarabi, 2007
Akarasun Seanglai, 2002 - 04
Inessah Selditz, 2005
Mittal Shah, 2004
Kyoonhee Shin, 2006
Iva Solilová, 2009
Eun-Jin Song, 2010

Brendan Smith, 2013
Megan Stein, 2005

Santiago Utima, 2012
Tian Yuan Tao, 2015
Piyapong Thongpetch, 2007
Toby Tyler, 2004

Mariana Vanegas, 2013
Issariya Virajsilp, 2002
Jessica Wagner, 2003
Kyoto Wakamatsu, 2002 - 03
Feng Chen Wang, 2010

Yuqi Wang, 2016
Rebecca Webster, 2016
Qinwen Wei, 2013
Laurence Weinisch, 2007
Leanne Wierzba, 2006
Mary Wolf, 2004
Young Woo Kim, 2014
Man Wen Yang, 2005

Yin Ye, 2013
Ka Ki Yip, 2015
Patricia Yoon, 2003
Chi-Lai Cherry Yuen, 2008
Kathy Zampelis, 2010

Huahao Zhang, 2016
Meng-Yun Zhang, 2016
Xiaotian Zhang, 2011

Lu Zheng, 2016
Pingsi Zhou, 2014
Ysmael Zipagan, 2010
Carrie Zoltowski, 2002

ARTS OF FASHION 4-WEEK MASTERCLASS CANDIDATES | 2008-2017

AOF - Awarded Students from the International Arts of Fashion Student Competition, who received the AOF Scholarship

Heidi Ackerman, Brussels 2008
Caroline Ahn, Paris 2008
Diego Alvarez. Salazar, Paris 2010
Stefanie Ayoub, Paris 2011
Cynthia Bach, Brussels 2008
Tatiana Baibabaeva, Paris 2010
Lisa Barbaro, Paris 2012 - AOF

Mimmy Begazo, Paris 2016
Hae Sung Bong, Brussels 2009 | - AOF
April Burrus, Paris 2008

Judith Cabrera, Paris 2017
Paula Cheng, Brussels-Paris 08

Katherine Chuang, Paris 2017
Jaeyeon Choi, Paris 2014
Jie-Euen Choi, Paris 2010

Sun Young Choi, Paris 2013 | - AOF
Justin Chu, Paris 2013
Veronica Clarke, Paris 2014
Beenish Dadwani, Paris 2008
Rebecca Deasy, Paris 2014/15
Yi Ding, Paris 2016
Jessica Dwyer, Paris 2017
Shady Elias, Paris 2008
Elsa Ellies, Paris 2011
Jeff Everingham, Paris 2010

Megan Rose Fettke, Paris 2016
Ariane V. Gagnon, Paris 2013
Laura Giancola, Paris 2014
Megan Hallo, Paris-Brussels 08-09
Bora Han, Paris 2010 | - AOF
Chris Horner, Brussels 2008

Kaycee Houchin, Paris 2011

Florina Ivascu, Paris 2012 | - AOF
Justin Jamison, Paris 2011
Isa Kaufman, Paris 2010
Alyse Killeen, Brussels 2008
Alina Kim, Paris 2010
Geo Vanna Kim, Paris 2012

Young Woo Kim, Paris 2016
Annina King, Paris 2010

Patricia Fumo, Paris 2013
Jihuyn Lee, Paris 2014/15
Danielle Leja, Paris 2011

Monika Lepschy, Paris 2014 | - AOF
Xiaoyi Li, Paris 2017 | - AOF
Yiwen Li, Paris 2016
Joyce Liang, Brussels 09-Paris 11
Edwin Limanto, Paris 2014/15

Yafei Liu, Paris 2017 | - AOF
Alice Loeffer, Brussels 09-Paris 10
Valentina Lokhova, Brussels-Paris 08
Tina Martin, Paris 2010

Hope MacDonald, Paris 2010
Leah Mendelson, Paris 2011
Alexandra Meynier, Paris 2011
Emily Moon, Brussels 2009
Elena Musteata, Paris 2010 | - AOF
Alexandra Nam, Paris 2012

Samar Nasraldin, Paris 2012
Margaux Neborak, Paris 2017
Audrey Neustadler, Paris 2010
Anette Nyseth, Paris 2016
Ayse Oytay, Paris 2010

Grace Park, Paris 2013
Maria Parra Parodi, Paris 2016 | - AOF
Iva Pfeiffer, Paris 2014

Jesus Rohena, Paris 2008
Amy Sarabi, Paris 2008 | - AOF
Brendan Smith, Paris 2014 | - AOF
Iva Solilova, Paris 2010 | - AOF
Eunjin Song, Paris 2011 | - AOF
Melissa Stowe, Brussels 2009
Claudio Suarez Davio, Paris 2014
Magnhild Sundland, Paris 2013
Nika Tang, Brussels 09-Paris 10-11
Hillary Tobler, Paris 2014
Allen Tram, Brussels 2008

Uyen Tran, Paris 2017
Ed Tung, Paris 2008

Santiago Utima, Paris 2013 | - AOF
Isabel Varela, Paris 2008
Mariana Vanegas, Paris 2014 | - AOF
Marilia Viera, Brussels-Paris 08
FengChen Wang, Paris 2011
| - AOF
Gabriella Wells, Paris 2017
Brandon Wen, Paris 2010

Kartika Wijaya, Paris 2016
Rebecca Wolfrum, Paris 2008

Yanchen Yao, Paris 2016
Yanting Yao, Paris 2016
Mayuni Yamamoto, Paris 2008
Yao Yu, Paris 2014
Chi-Lai C. Yuen, Brussels 2009 | - AOF
Chenghui Zhang, Paris 2014/15
Xiaotian Zhang, Paris 2012
| - AOF
Xiaohan Zhou, Paris 2017

HOST SCHOOLS & INSTITUTIONS INVOLVED | 2002-

2002 - LOVE | 1st Jury - University of Cincinnati | Semi Final - University of Cincinnati | Final - Paris
2003 - TRADITION & MODERNITY | 1st Jury - Parsons The New School for Design, NY | Semi Final - Suki Gallery| Final - Paris
2004 - SUSTAINABILITY | 1st Jury - Philadelphia University | Semi Final - Oklahoma State University | Final - Paris
2005 - ART & INDUSTRY | 1st Jury - Virginia Commonwealth Uni. | Semi Final - California College of the Arts | Final - Paris
2006 - BODY & MIND | 1st Jury - Parsons The New School for Design, NY | Final - University of North Texas
2007 - CONFUSION | 1st Jury - DeYoung Museum | Symposium - Miami International University of Art & Design
2008 - INFLUENCE | 1st Jury - Pratt Institute, NY | Symposium - San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art
2009 - ILLUSION | 1st Jury - Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, LA (FIDM) | Symposium - Drexel University
2010 - UNTRENDY | 1st Jury - Fashion Institute of Technology, NY | Symposium - Art Institute of California & SF Bently Reserve
2011 - TENSION | 1st Jury - San Francisco State University| Symposium - San Francisco Art Institute
2012 - TRANSPARENCY | 1st Jury - DeYoung Museum | Symposium - San Francisco Art Institute
2013 - RESILIENCE | 1st Jury & Fashion.EDU - Hong Kong Polytechnic University | Symposium - SF Bently Reserve
2014 - PERSPECTIVES | 1st Jury & Fashion.EDU - Fashion Inst. of Technology, NY | Symposium - Stanford Arts Inst. & SF Bently Reserve
2015 - TRANSLATION | 1st Jury - DeYoung Museum | Symposium - SF Public Library & SF Bently Reserve
2016 - UNEQUAL | 1st Jury - Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico | Symposium - SF Public Library & SF Bently Reserve
2017 - DEPLACEMENT | 1st Jury - Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, SF (FIDM)
2018 - TRANSGRESSION |

BOARD OF OFFICERS

Nathalie Doucet,
Creative Director, Consultant and former U.S. Fashion Professor - San Francisco, CA
Director of Collaborative Educational Initiative & Research of the Arts of Fashion Foundation.

Michael Hawkins,
Visual Designer, Associate Marketing Manager, SolarCity - San Francisco, CA
Manager of Marketing & Communication of the Arts of Fashion Foundation.

Philippe Houeix,
Interior Architect, Set and Product Designer, P-H-Consulting - San Francisco, CA
Treasurer of the Arts of Fashion Foundation.

Douglas Reker,
Creative Director, Print and Design Consultant - New York, NY
Director of the Debut & ShowRoom - Series of the Arts of Fashion Foundation.

Jiwon Shin,
Movies Director, Co-Owner of FoundArtProductions - Brooklyn, NY
Director of the CineToile - Series of the Arts of Fashion Foundation.

ACADEMIC COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVES

AUSTRALIA - Nicholas Peter Comino
Assistant Professor & Director Fashion & Marketing Programs Raffles College Design & Commerce Sydney | Australia
Australia Deputy Director for Strategy and Development of the Arts of Fashion Foundation.

BRAZIL & PORTUGAL - Alessandra Perlatti,
Directora Diseño Textil y Moda - UDEM - Monterrey, Mexico
Brazil & Mexico Deputy for Strategy and Development of the Arts of Fashion Foundation.

CHINA - Dr. Luo JIE,
Assistant Professor - Guangzhou University - China
China Deputy for Strategy and Development of the Arts of Fashion Foundation.

SOUTH AMERICA - Santiago Utima Loaiza,
Fashion Designer, Lecturer - Academia Superior de Artes de Medellin - Colombia
Colombia Deputy for Strategy and Development of the Arts of Fashion Foundation.

HONG KONG - Dr. Li Li,
Assistant Professor - Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong
Hong Kong Deputy Director for Strategy and Development of the Arts of Fashion Foundation.

SOUTH KOREA - Dr. Hajin Kwon,
Assistant Professor - Department of Clothing & Textile, Seoul Women's University - South Korea
South Korea Deputy Director for Strategy and Development of the Arts of Fashion Foundation.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Dr. Jeanne Belhumeur
Dr. Katherine Bourguignon
Adrian Cooper
Nathalie Doucet
Dr. Angelo Miatello
Douglas Reker
Jiwon Shin

THE CHALLENGE

The challenge for the American fashion industry as well as for the design education would be the adoption of a copyright law for fashion design with the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act. Students would have to learn how to develop their own creative potential. Schools and Universities would have to review and adjust their way of teaching fashion and curriculum. The Arts of Fashion Foundation has long been an advocate in the development of copyright laws to protect designers. The Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act - IDPPPA introduced on Aug 5, 2010 in the Senate will push corporations to rethink and regulate their current standards of copyright in order to avoid any litigation action or negative publicity. The IDPPPA will encourage them to invest and work with true designers rather than shopping for ideas. The passing of this Act will only help to end the productions of copycats and to diminish the piracy industry. The IDPPPA will provide young professionals access to the creative positions that they deserve and to be recognized for their work.  It will also stimulate and secure them to develop their own designs and to be creative and independent. This is what has happened in every other industrialized country upon the passing of their copyright laws. When the IDPPPA passes, the United States could ride the crest of a new revolutionary fashion, fueled by the creative potential of their young designers. This will give the U.S. fashion industry a true future.

Credit Photo Emmanuel-Lauren

Nathalie Doucet - Arts of Fashion Foundation's President - 06/06/2011

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.