In early 2018, students from the Academy of Art University were challenged to redefine the concept of fashion and to include people with disabilities.
People with disabilities have various struggles that do not include fashion, the students from the Academy of Art University were designing clothes with these people in mind to help them facilitate a part of their lives that usually comes difficult.
Participants exchanged ideas and challenges with the thought in mind to make advances in an area not really explored in the fashion industry. This effort put on by the alumni and the panel are truly groundbreaking in design due to the possible market available and viewing people with disabilities as possible customers.
The guest panel include people like Stephanie Thomas, Beau Oyler, Chelsea Werner, all of them having disability issues of their own and are have a passion in for helping people with disabilities.
The Academy of Art University is a privately-owned school in San Francisco California and it is one of the largest privately-owned art and design schools in the United States. It was founded in 1929 and the number of students has increased from 2,000 to 18,000 by 2012.
The school offers associates, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in many courses in fashion and design and some courses can even be taken online. The school also has athletic teams that compete in nine sports in NCAA division ll.
The university also operates a unique Automobile Museum that has a worth of over $70 million for its collection. Among the cars are 1926 Hispano-Suiza, Tucker 48, and the 1933 Pierce Silver Arrow.
The Academy of Arts teaches innovation with a great qualified faculty, state of the art facilities and a great program to allow their students to flourish. Many students have gone on to work for top 500 companies after graduation. Companies like Blizzard have offered art competitions for students with the ability to be featured in some of their games, like the very popular World of Warcraft a chance to win scholarship money towards their tuition.