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, who received the Haute Couture label, will preside the Jury of the international Arts of Fashion Competition, lecture and lead a 5-day unique Fashion MasterClass in San Francisco, generously hosted at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising of San Francisco (FIDM) - 55 Stockton Street.

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
Since April 1st, the Museum of Lace and Fashion from the city of Calais - France, offers to the public a first retrospective of the work and research of Anne Valerie Hash.


The 2016 Symposium MasterClass is open to current fashion students and graduates (who have completed their degrees less than 5 years ago). Fashion and Design students are selected upon review of their application, motivation and resume/CV.

The 5-day Arts of Fashion Foundation MasterClass starts on Wednesday Oct 19 and ends on Sunday Oct 24.
The Symposium MasterClass is taught in English and is limited to only 15 students.

The Arts of Fashion Foundation Certificate is given to participants that completed successfully the 5-day/40 hours.

REGISTRATION - Tuition & Fees
For the 2016 selected candidates of the AOF Competition - $900
For full time fashion students - $1100
For recent fashion graduates - $1400
Only the full payment of the tuition & fees will secure your pre-registration.

Your registration will be fully completed when you receive an email of confirmation from the Arts of Fashion organization. A photocopy of your full-time student ID will be requested to be admitted into the MasterClass-Series 2016. Please note that the registration and tuition fees do not include insurance and medical coverage. It is the responsibility to each participant to contract a personal insurance.

All cancellations must be made in writing before the dates below: Before August 31, refund of the tuition & fees less 10%, after September 1st no refund of the tuition & fees. In case of a cancellation of the MasterClass by the organization for any reason or circumstances tuition & fees are fully refunded.

The Arts of Fashion Foundation, and their members, volunteers, designers, guests and instructors, and space owner, and host will not be held responsible for liability due to accident, injury, damage, loss of material and belongings or any other incident causing loss or harm to a program participant during the 5-day session and travel time, even if the incident is occurring by the involved parties. It is the responsibility of the student to be insured.

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.