Academy of Art University and Surface Magazine hosted a party for the School of Fashion MFA Graduates after their fashion show in the Bryant Park Tents during New York Fashion Week. The party was held at the QT Hotel at 125 West 45th Street with the fashion show projected in the crowded pool area. Numerous alumni attended such as Chris Cortez, the September 2005 reality-show winner of CBS’ The Cut with Tommy Hilfiger series, and Michael Carbaugh whose line Sandoval showed later that week at Bumble & Bumble in the meat packing district. Pablo Fernandez’s twin brother Ernesto came to celebrate his brother’s success. Ernesto is a 2004 graduate of the University and presently works at American Eagle. Pablo, who graduated this year, has accepted a position at Nice Collective here in San Francisco. They hope to one day launch their own line.
The party went on into the night and was the perfect celebratory ending to a successful New York fashion show.