brandon_kee-designerBrandon Kee, BFA Menswear Design, grew up in Murray, Utah. Kee’s collection is a combination of oversized baggy cuts mixed with aviation inspired details that pay homage to 90s hip hop and Chinese anti-gravity pilot suits of the 1970s. He applied rust die techniques to transform the conventional materials and reversed the jacquard fabric using the ‘wrong’ side. While studying at Academy of Art University, Kee was awarded a Teen Vogue Scholarship.

The collection: (1) Pale pink coat with lace-tied sle eves over rust treated top, shirt and pants (2) Pale pink rust treated jersey top and shirt with multi-treated pants (3) Multi-treated shirt with short pants (4) Rust treated jumpsuit with lace-tied sleeves over jersey rust treated top (5) Multi-treated long tunic with lace-tied sleeves and long pants (6) Pale pink multi-treated bomber jacket with lace-tied shoulders, rust treated jersey top and short pants (7) Short multi-treated jumpsuit (8) Rust treated long shirt with lace-tied sleeves and long pants

This is the 20th Showing of the Academy of Art at New York Fashion Week. This season, the School of Fashion at Academy of Art University selected thirteen 13 students to debut their Spring 2017 collections

“Since our first runway presentation at New York Fashion Week in September 2005, the show has grown in size and in the caliber of those in attendance such as retail executives, designers, recruiters, as well as the national and international media,” said Dr. Elisa Stephens, President of Academy of Art University. “We have always been committed to help launch the careers of our students, and are honored to have a platform of this magnitude to present their work.”

“This season each of designers holds a unique and thoughtful vision,” said Simon Ungless, Executive Director of the School of Fashion at Academy of Art University. “Their collections honor the essence of our industry and carry a conscientious connection to textile design, three-dimensional design, tailoring and construction techniques, they honor the essence of our industry. It has been a pleasure for all of us in the School of Fashion to guide them while preserving their individuality and integrity.”

Photos courtesy of Academy of Art University