The Academy of Art University is a very prestigious art school located in San Francisco, California. The school is one of the largest of its kind in the country. It began in 1929 when Richard S. Stephens founded the school. Today there are almost 13,000 students in attendance. The Academy of Art University recently held its 21st fashion runway. The school does a runway every other year. Their event was held in September of 2017 and took place at Skylight Clarkson Square. In the runway, a handful of designers showcased an outfit that they designed and put together. Among the designers was MFA fashion designer Hailun Zhou. Hailun created her piece using the inspiration from pictures she had taken while journeying for one of her creativity based classes. She made an outfit using vinyl and PVC, along with some other fabrics that she fused together. Another designer who showcased their work in the runway was Eden Slezin. Eden used the inspiration of individuality which he finds very pertinent in San Francisco. He used various materials ranging from organic denim to recycled bicycle tires to make his outfit. Another notable designer in the event was Dina Marie Lam. Dina is from Los Angeles and she used the inspiration of emotions she was having due to the passing of her aunt. She wanted to evoke a feeling of warmth in her outfit. In result, she choose warm and soft materials to make her piece. Another designer that featured a piece in the runway was Saya Shen. Saya is from Beijing, China. She was inspired from various landscape photographs which she had taken herself. Her work mirrored her photographs as used wavy silhouettes to portray the trees and ocean waves she had photographed. Finally, there was Cana Klebanoff. He was inspired by the Japanese Samurai and the armor used to protect them. His work demonstrated a feeling of comfort, but also a sense of strength and pride. All of these designers used completely different means of making their outfits for the runway. Each of them demonstrated amazing attention to detail and outstanding talent.