Last week, San Francisco’s fashion elite gathered at The Academy of Art University’s Morgan auditorium to see future fashion moguls in their first runway show as graduates of the Academy’s menswear, womens wear, knitwear, and textiles programs. I could go on ad nauseam about the show itself, but you can read more of that here. Or here. Or here.
Photos: Philip Washington
For me, the show stopping collection was Bridget Miranda’s whimsical parade of embellished knit dresses. Bridget, who won a coveted study abroad position for her work on this collection, reinterpreted luxury for the modern vintage-loving woman with her series of cocktail length dresses and coats.
The pieces were anything but flashy, and yet still more luxurious than the gaudiest of silk satin gowns. Bridget’s use of hand appliquéd organza detailing added texture and acted as an ideal balance to the warm drape of her brushed mohair knits in subtle cocoa browns and mossy greens. Overall, I really loved this collection for its particular brand of subtle luxury, which is perfect for the current fashion climate.
Following the completion of her graduate collection, Bridget will be studying the art of couture in the city of lights, but I think we can count seeing her on the catwalk again fairly soon.