The Arts of Fashion Foundation is a 501(c) (3), public, non-profit organization, based in San Francisco, California, linking both academics and professionals alike and is dedicated in fostering international cultural exchange through the creation of a variety of educational events meant to facilitate critical thinking among artists, designers, scholars and students. The primary focus of the foundation is the continuous support of creativity and design in fashion and the arts linked to it.
The International Arts of Fashion Competition, held at a different city each year across the nation, selects a number of fashion students with outstanding creations relating to a theme given each year from many countries around the world. The chosen finalists will present their designs during the Finale Fashion Show at the AoF Annual Symposium. Students will compete for what they need most to perfect their fashion education: development of techniques, creativity, and professional networking.
Competition Locations and Themes:
2011 Theme: "Tension", The 10th Anniversary of the Arts of Fashion Foundation
2010 in San Francisco, California, at the Bently Reserve. Theme: Uniquely Untrendy