Keanan Duffty to host “180 Degrees of Style&...

Keanan Duffty to host “180 Degrees of Style” Fashion Symposium with Nigel Barker

As New York Fashion Week draws nearer it seems that everyone in the fashion industry is consumed with planning what shows and parties they’ll attend while in NYC. Don’t fill your calendar up too fast, though, because we have an event you won’t want to miss.

Photo courtesy of Nigel Barker.

Photo courtesy of Nigel Barker.

This year is a special one for Academy of Art University– not only does it mark our tenth year showing collections, but it will also be the first time that Academy of Art University will host a fashion symposium in advance of our runway show.

The symposium, entitled 180 Degrees of Style, will be held on September 6th at 3:00 PM at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts located at Lincoln Center. Keanan Duffty, Senior Director of Fashion Merchandising, will be joined by internationally renowned fashion photographer Nigel Barker for a discussion on their experiences in the fashion industry, building a brand, and key takeaways for success in the world of fashion.

Keanan Duffty, shot by Nigel Barker.

Keanan Duffty, shot by Nigel Barker.

This event is open to the public and admission is free– but seats are limited so get there early to get tickets. For more information visit

Also don’t forget to tune in to watch the Academy of Art University Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week show LIVE! The show is Saturday, September 6th at 7:00 PM EST and will be live streamed here.


The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program.  At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information. All programs are subject to last minute change or cancellation.