The 2012 Annual CCA Fashion Show Wows Hundreds In San Francisco

Photography by Matthew Brandalise

GEV Magazine was recently invited as special guests at a fashion show bringing various collections from the young innovative graduating class of California College of Arts Fashion Department to an audience of highly regarded individuals in the local style and academic arenas.

The 2012 Annual CCA Show featured 13 new collections created by senior Fashion Design students, juried by industry professionals and shown by runway models.

This year’s cutting-edge creations are aimed at a wide variety of audiences. They include collections by zero-waste aficionado Annie McCourt, whose process of cutting and patterning with only straight lines and 90- and 60-degree angles eliminates pattern-cut waste; Lauren Levin, who combines the traditional garb of Ecuador, handcrafted elements, and sheer textiles with a Continental feel; Vishaka Sachi Henrietta, who is interested in negative space as it manifests in eroded coastline landscapes and the work of the Spanish sculptor Eduardo Chillida; and Steven Soundara, whose men’s collection is intended to convey the idea (without the sensation, of course) of pain.

Fashion Show attendees will get to see projects from Fashioning Functional Gear, a recent course taught by fashion designer Lyndsie Nash and industrial designer Colin Owen, in which students investigated the intersection of fashion design and industrial design.

In the spirit of celebrating young, fresh and local talent, GEV Magazine will feature 5 designers from this fashion show and their creations for an extensive fashion spread editorial this July.  This same issue will also feature 5 students from the California Culinary Academy and their select dish preparations from the recently celebrated Luce’s Culinary Clash. This competition brought the winning student to New York cooking at the James Beard House, alongside Chef Daniel Corey of Michelin-starred Luce Restaurant.

Our chosen designers for Issue 4.0 are:

ERSTWHILE by Brooke M. Wright

SACHI KO ROCO by Vishaka Sachi Henrietta

ANDROIDGYNOUS by Rashad Omar Brown

STONE, OCEAN AND SKY by Ashley Eva Brock

PUNISH ME by Steven Soundara

Matthew Brandalise is a corporate attorney specializing in mergers & acquisitions and commercial transactions for a technology company in Silicon Valley. When he is not working, he is typically photographing things or spending time with his wife and three wonderful boys. He loves to travel and explore unfamiliar things… and ultimately photograph them. A lover of good food, great music, Matthew has a deep admiration for artists & musicians. He’s loved photography since he was nine, when he found an old twin reflex camera in a box of things in his father’s garage. Since then, he’s always seemed to have a camera with him. He’s played and experimented with film and digital photography consistently over the years, but things really went to the next level once he had kids. He spent many years photographing all sorts of sporting events and activities for them. Matthew found it to be a great vehicle for improving his skills as a photographer and ultimately giving him the confidence to branch out into other areas of photography.