2006 New York Fashion Week Backstage

Photos by Randy Brooke.

The evening news on New York City’s popular NY 1 News channel was blaring noticeably louder music with images of top models flashing across the screen while weekend evening anchor Cheryl Wills said “graduate students take center stage” as she introduced reporter Jill Scott. NY 1 News is seen in more than 2.1 million homes, representing approximately 4.5 million viewers. “Under the tents of Bryant Park we’re used to seeing designers who are fashion forward,” said reporter Jill Scott, “but at one show, we met designers who are fashion’s future.” This news program aired the evening of the show, again on Sunday morning and repeatedly throughout the week.

On Saturday, September 9, 2006, Academy of Art University School of Fashion MFA graduates showcased their graduate collections in the Bryant Park Tents during New York Olympus Fashion Week for the second year in a row. Academy of Art University is the first and only educational institution to promote its recent fashion graduates with this extraordinary opportunity.