San Francisco, CA, September 24, 2014 – Academy of Art University has launched the seventh issue of 180 Magazine. Produced by and for Academy of Art University students, issue seven of 180 Magazine is the first edition to be made available both in print as well as digitally on iPad. The 230-page magazine is available to view in its entirety via the free 180 Magazine app on the Apple iTunes store: itunes.apple.com/us/app/180-magazine/id915332772?mt=8.
180 Magazine has consistently been read and raved about by fashion industry influencers due to the magazine’s collaborative nature. With pages filled by fashion, art, photography and culture on a local and international level, 180 features fashion editorials produced by Academy of Art University Fashion Styling students, shot by Photography students using collections from graduates and current students with articles written by Fashion Journalism students and alumni. In addition to bringing alumni into the process, the publication incorporates industry professionals working in fields of interest whether they are an interviewee, consultant or a hair or makeup artist.
“The School of Fashion is committed to providing real-life experience for our students,” said School of Fashion Executive Director Simon Ungless, who also acts as the Editor in Chief of 180 Magazine. “For our Design students that manifests in the opportunity to show in runway shows at New York Fashion Week, and for our Fashion Journalism, Photography and Styling students, the opportunity to work on 180 Magazine lends them practical experience in the editorial world.”
Included in issue seven are 21 articles and editorials that highlight the work of Academy students and alumni. The topics range from Architecture students collaborating with a Fashion Merchandising class on a project that focused on “nomadism and identity,” to the profiles on M.F.A. Fashion Design graduates Maria Korovilas, Kara Laricks, and Shoshana Pinedo, which displays the international nature of the student body. Another article draws inspiration from the 1950s and illustrates a collection for the working woman with an active lifestyle. All of the pieces in 180 are woven together to demonstrate the range of interdisciplinary studies the School of Fashion offers to its students.
With the launch of issue seven, the University is pleased to announce the accreditation of the new Jewelry and Metal Design program, the M.A. and B.A. Fashion Journalism programs, and the B.F.A. Fashion Styling program. The latter being the first accredited Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Styling in the United States.