Monday, December 18, 2006

Academy Award: School of Fashion Student Wins Top Honors in Korea

School of Fashion student Bo-Kyung Cha, MFA Fashion and Textile Design, is the Silver Prize winner of one of the biggest fashion design contests in Korea, the 37th JDG Contest. JDG stands for JoongAng Design Group.

In addition to winning $1,000.00, she was contacted by Hyundai department store regarding her future fashion business plans. Winners will also have the opportunity to be represented by the JoongAng Design Group, which supports its members in participating in Seoul Collection at the Seoul Trade Exhibition & Convention [].

The JDG Contest is important in Korea as many top fashion designers were winners of the JDG Contest such as Rubina, Yoon Soo Park, Dong Soon Kim, and Sang Bong Lee.

1990 School of Fashion MFA Fashion Design graduate Jin Young Kang was the Silver Prize winner of the 23rd JDG Contest. He and his wife Han-hee Yoon are the designers behind the fashion label Y&Kei [].

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Costume Design Notebook

In FSH 181, Costume Design for Film, students take a break from class and lunch at the Palace Hotel in 1940s dress.

Friday, December 1, 2006

Academy Award: Fashion Group Foundation Scholarship Winner

BFA Fashion Design student Shannon Galati has been awarded a scholarship from Fashion Group Foundation. Only two students were chosen in the Bay Area. The Scholarship Committee chose Shannon based on her portfolio and interview. They told Shannon that they were “very impressed with your achievements and commitment to the fashion industry.”
On Friday, December 1, 2006, the two scholarship winners were officially announced at the Fashion Group Foundation of San Francisco’s Annual Scholarship Fundraiser. The cocktail reception and silent auction benefits young design students. Academy of Art University hosted this event in The Gallery at 79 New Montgomery Street.

On Tuesday, November 14, 2006, the San Francisco Chapter of Fashion Group International hosted a panel discussion at the W Hotel and invited seven School of Fashion graduates who launched their collections during New York Fashion Week to display their garments during the event. The graduates were Quyen Nguyen, Li-Jen “Alan” Lee, Pablo Fernandez, Laurie Browne, Young Jun Ryu, Masamichi Matsushita and Susan Fort.
Fashion Group International is a global non-profit association for men and women in the fashion industries. Membership provides personal and professional development, trend and business information, networking opportunities and support for the Fashion Group Foundation Scholarship. Please visit their website to learn more at