California College of the Arts Fashion Design Students Catwalk Towards Graduation

The California College of the Arts held their graduation fashion show on Friday night before a packed crowd under a tent erected just outside the school’s doors in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood. Ten bachelor of fine arts graduates showed collections, and a handful of students showed one-off pieces generated out of a class combining fashion and industrial design. Surface magazine awarded Patricia Lucia Arroyo and Johnny Paul Vera emerging designer scholarships. I got a sneak peek behind the scenes with the models and make-up artists backstage, and nabbed a front-row seat to check out the students’ hard work. Predictably, my favorite look of the evening was Marcela Lucia Cole’s boho-glam one-shouldered knit poncho paired with a red leather (I think?) strapless dress. I also loved Jacky Safer’s flowy dresses and tops with their “cracked” print fabric. Several CCA grads are already on their way to illustrious careers, so check out our giant gallery below for your own front row glimpse at future fashion rock stars!

Models backstage, CCA graduation fashion show 2011

Models backstage, CCA graduation fashion show 2011

A model backstage, CCA graduation fashion show 2011

A model backstage, CCA graduation fashion show 2011

A model backstage at the CCA graduation fashion show 2011

A model backstage at the CCA graduation fashion show 2011

A model shows off her Aldo shoes backstage at the CCA graduation fashion show 2011

A model shows off her Aldo shoes backstage at the CCA graduation fashion show 2011

A model getting gussied up before the 2011 CCA graduation fashion show

A model getting gussied up before the 2011 CCA graduation fashion show

Sachi Henrietta, Industrial felt dual-strap cycling pack

Sachi Henrietta, Industrial felt dual-strap cycling pack

Anna Zaharia, Flora

Anna Zaharia, Flora

Anna Zaharia, Flora

Anna Zaharia, Flora

Anna Zaharia, Flora

Anna Zaharia, Flora

Anna Zaharia, Flora

Anna Zaharia, Flora

Sloane Groenveld, Geodesic Psycho-Babble

Sloane Groenveld, Geodesic Psycho-Babble

Sloane Groenveld, Geodesic Psycho-Babble

Sloane Groenveld, Geodesic Psycho-Babble

Jacky Safer, Patina

Jacky Safer, Patina

Jacky Safer, Patina

Jacky Safer, Patina

Jacky Safer, Patina

Jacky Safer, Patina

Jacky Safer, Patina

Jacky Safer, Patina

Jacky Safer, Patina

Jacky Safer, Patina

Jacky Safer, Patina

Jacky Safer, Patina

Marina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow Grounds

Marina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow Grounds

Marina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow Grounds

Marina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow Grounds

Marina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow Grounds

Marina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow Grounds

Marina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow Grounds

Marina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow Grounds

Marina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow Grounds

Marina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow Grounds

Marina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow Grounds

Marina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow Grounds

Marina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow Grounds

Marina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow Grounds

Alexandra Canter, All Tomorrow's Parties

Alexandra Canter, All Tomorrow's Parties

Alexandra Canter, All Tomorrow's Parties

Alexandra Canter, All Tomorrow's Parties

Alexandra Canter, All Tomorrow's Parties

Alexandra Canter, All Tomorrow's Parties

Alexandra Canter, All Tomorrow's Parties

Alexandra Canter, All Tomorrow's Parties

Alexandra Canter, All Tomorrow's Parties

Alexandra Canter, All Tomorrow's Parties

Anna Huang, Nympheas

Anna Huang, Nympheas

Anna Huang, Nympheas

Anna Huang, Nympheas

Anna Huang, Nympheas

Anna Huang, Nympheas

Johnny Paul Vera, Female Manifestation

Johnny Paul Vera, Female Manifestation

Johnny Paul Vera, Female Manifestation

Johnny Paul Vera, Female Manifestation

Johnny Paul Vera, Female Manifestation

Johnny Paul Vera, Female Manifestation

Johnny Paul Vera, Female Manifestation

Johnny Paul Vera, Female Manifestation

Sam E. Weinberg, Umbra

Sam E. Weinberg, Umbra

Sam E. Weinberg, Umbra

Sam E. Weinberg, Umbra

Sam E. Weinberg, Umbra

Sam E. Weinberg, Umbra

Sam E. Weinberg, Umbra

Sam E. Weinberg, Umbra

Sam E. Weinberg, Umbra

Sam E. Weinberg, Umbra

Patricia Lucia Arroyo, Ardour

Patricia Lucia Arroyo, Ardour

Patricia Lucia Arroyo, Ardour

Patricia Lucia Arroyo, Ardour

Patricia Lucia Arroyo, Ardour

Patricia Lucia Arroyo, Ardour

Patricia Lucia Arroyo, Ardour

Patricia Lucia Arroyo, Ardour

Patricia Lucia Arroyo, Ardour

Patricia Lucia Arroyo, Ardour

Marcela Lucia Cole, Amor y Guerra

Marcela Lucia Cole, Amor y Guerra

Marcela Lucia Cole, Amor y Guerra

Marcela Lucia Cole, Amor y Guerra

Marcela Lucia Cole, Amor y Guerra

Marcela Lucia Cole, Amor y Guerra

Marcela Lucia Cole, Amor y Guerra

Marcela Lucia Cole, Amor y Guerra

Marcela Lucia Cole, Amor Y Guerra

Marcela Lucia Cole, Amor Y Guerra

Marcela Lucia Cole, Amor Y Guerra

Marcela Lucia Cole, Amor Y Guerra

Patricia Lucia Arroyo with a look from her Ardour collection

Patricia Lucia Arroyo with a look from her Ardour collection

Johnny Paul Vera with a look from his Female Manifestation collection

Johnny Paul Vera with a look from his Female Manifestation collection

Anna Zahara with a model wearing a dress from her Flora collection

Anna Zahara with a model wearing a dress from her Flora collection

Sloane Groenveld with a model wearing a dress from her Geodesic Psycho-Babble collection

Sloane Groenveld with a model wearing a dress from her Geodesic Psycho-Babble collection

Jacky Safer with gown from her Patina collection

Jacky Safer with gown from her Patina collection

Marina Moreno-Gonzalez with a model wearing a look from her Hollow Grounds collection

Marina Moreno-Gonzalez with a model wearing a look from her Hollow Grounds collection

Alexandra Canter with a model wearing a look from her All Tomorrow's Parties collection

Alexandra Canter with a model wearing a look from her All Tomorrow's Parties collection

Sam E. Weinberg with a model wearing a look from her Umbra collection

Sam E. Weinberg with a model wearing a look from her Umbra collection

Anna Huang with her Convertible Coat and a dress from her Nmpheas collection

Anna Huang with her Convertible Coat and a dress from her Nmpheas collection

Haley Toelle with her modified footwear

Haley Toelle with her modified footwear

James Zormeir, Emergence

James Zormeir, Emergence

Jessica Chan with a model wearing her Comfort Jacket

Jessica Chan with a model wearing her Comfort Jacket

Andrew Hauris wearing his Reflex Session suit

Andrew Hauris wearing his Reflex Session suit

Mike Caroselli with his Trapasso bag system

Mike Caroselli with his Trapasso bag system

Sachi Henrietta with her industrial felt dual-strap cycling pack

Sachi Henrietta with her industrial felt dual-strap cycling pack

Models backstage, CCA graduation fashion show 2011A model backstage, CCA graduation fashion show 2011A model backstage at the CCA graduation fashion show 2011A model shows off her Aldo shoes backstage at the CCA graduation fashion show 2011A model getting gussied up before the 2011 CCA graduation fashion showSachi Henrietta, Industrial felt dual-strap cycling packAnna Zaharia, FloraAnna Zaharia, FloraAnna Zaharia, FloraAnna Zaharia, FloraSloane Groenveld, Geodesic Psycho-BabbleSloane Groenveld, Geodesic Psycho-BabbleJacky Safer, PatinaJacky Safer, PatinaJacky Safer, PatinaJacky Safer, PatinaJacky Safer, PatinaJacky Safer, PatinaMarina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow GroundsMarina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow GroundsMarina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow GroundsMarina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow GroundsMarina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow GroundsMarina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow GroundsMarina Moreno-Gonzalez, Hollow GroundsAlexandra Canter, All Tomorrow's PartiesAlexandra Canter, All Tomorrow's PartiesAlexandra Canter, All Tomorrow's PartiesAlexandra Canter, All Tomorrow's PartiesAlexandra Canter, All Tomorrow's PartiesAnna Huang, NympheasAnna Huang, NympheasAnna Huang, NympheasJohnny Paul Vera, Female ManifestationJohnny Paul Vera, Female ManifestationJohnny Paul Vera, Female ManifestationJohnny Paul Vera, Female ManifestationSam E. Weinberg, UmbraSam E. Weinberg, UmbraSam E. Weinberg, UmbraSam E. Weinberg, UmbraSam E. Weinberg, UmbraPatricia Lucia Arroyo, ArdourPatricia Lucia Arroyo, ArdourPatricia Lucia Arroyo, ArdourPatricia Lucia Arroyo, ArdourPatricia Lucia Arroyo, ArdourMarcela Lucia Cole, Amor y GuerraMarcela Lucia Cole, Amor y GuerraMarcela Lucia Cole, Amor y GuerraMarcela Lucia Cole, Amor y GuerraMarcela Lucia Cole, Amor Y GuerraMarcela Lucia Cole, Amor Y GuerraPatricia Lucia Arroyo with a look from her Ardour collectionJohnny Paul Vera with a look from his Female Manifestation collectionAnna Zahara with a model wearing a dress from her Flora collectionSloane Groenveld with a model wearing a dress from her Geodesic Psycho-Babble collectionJacky Safer with gown from her Patina collectionMarina Moreno-Gonzalez with a model wearing a look from her Hollow Grounds collectionAlexandra Canter with a model wearing a look from her All Tomorrow's Parties collectionSam E. Weinberg with a model wearing a look from her Umbra collectionAnna Huang with her Convertible Coat and a dress from her Nmpheas collectionHaley Toelle with her modified footwearJames Zormeir, EmergenceJessica Chan with a model wearing her Comfort JacketAndrew Hauris wearing his Reflex Session suitMike Caroselli with his Trapasso bag systemSachi Henrietta with her industrial felt dual-strap cycling pack
  • Amywiliams

    Yes! that dress is leather and the sweater is hand loomed and Marcela’s prints are all screenprinted, created/colored by her…..All the work is literally built by our students! The hand painted/screened work by Jacky Safer, the knits by Ana Zaharia and Sam e Weinberg and Mariana Moreno-Gonzalez….and those leather grommeted/chained pieces by SURFACE Award Winner Patricia Arroyo!

    • http://www.stylenik.com kp

      Amy, thanks so much for letting me know! It was such a great show, many congrats to you and the students! 

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