On Saturday night I had the honor to watch 11 students from the New York Fashion Academy (NYFA) debut their designs on the runway in front of an almost sold out crowd.  According to the program, the show is presented by students enrolled in the New York Fashion Academy’s Certificate Program of Mastery in Fashion Design and Construction. Students are responsible for garment design and construction, model selection, hair and make-up styling, music, choreography, and other elements of the show.

What's Up Northwest founder and editor, Lesley Haenny, with friends Stacey Mertes and Andrea Davis-Gonzalez. (Photo Credit: Lesley Haenny)
What’s Up Northwest founder and editor, Lesley Haenny, with friends Stacey Mertes and Andrea Davis-Gonzalez. (Photo Credit: Lesley Haenny)

NYFA offers one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date and relevant fashion design curricula available anywhere. Created in cooperation with business and industry, their program provides the skills and expertise currently in high-demand. The curriculum is continually updated to reflect the latest proven concepts, methods and practices in the fashion industry today. The Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board certifies that NYFA is licensed as provided by the authority of Chapter 28C.10 Revised Code of Washington Private Vocational Schools Act.

Last night’s student designers included:

Emily Zunser: Zunser Designs

(Photo Credit: Emily Zunser)
(Photo Credit: Emily Zunser)

John Avery: Contra/Positive

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(Photo Credit: Stacey Mertes)

Rebecca S. Peterson: Cup & Penny: Moss Collection

(Photo Credit: Stacey Mertes)
(Photo Credit: Stacey Mertes)

Samantha Savage: Savage Society

(Photo Credit: Lesley Haenny)
(Photo Credit: Lesley Haenny)

Jodi Mudgett: Jodi Mudgett

(Photo Credit: Stacey Mertes)
(Photo Credit: Stacey Mertes)

Shea Hazzard: Whispers of Kings and Queens

(Photo Credit: Stacey Mertes)
(Photo Credit: Stacey Mertes)

Shelby Kiel: Foster ROE

(Photo Credit: Stacey Mertes)
(Photo Credit: Stacey Mertes)

Adine van Hulst: Evangeline Designs

(Photo Credit: Stacey Mertes)
(Photo Credit: Stacey Mertes)

Amy Elliott: Amy Elliott

(Photo Credit: Amy Elliott)
(Photo Credit: Amy Elliott)

Brandy Cole: Brand Dee

(Photo Credit: Stacey Mertes)
(Photo Credit: Stacey Mertes)

Sam Martin: House of Gaud

(Photo Credit: Stacey Mertes)
(Photo Credit: Stacey Mertes)

Click here to learn more about the New York Fashion Academy’s certificate program and classes.

About Lesley Kilp

Lesley is the founder and editor of What's Up NW. Prior to creating WhatsUpNW.com, she was the Seattle city editor for AskMissA.com. For both publications, Lesley has covered fashion shows, openings, and local charity events.  She has written numerous articles shining the light on local businesses, encouraging readers to always shop local.

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