ai-spring-2017-62-finale-esther-ashiruEsther Ashiru, BFA Fashion Design program Class 2016 at The Art Institute of Vancouver is one of the nine students and recent graduates from Art Institutes schools who debuted their Spring/Summer 2017 Collections during New York Fashion Week.

For her graduation collection, Ashiru was inspired by a castle in Dublin, Ireland. The result – a collection of opulent evening wear that evokes feelings of couture.

As one of the nine emerging designers – both current students and recent graduates – from The Art Institutes system of schools, New York Fashion Week was the perfect opportunity to showcase each of their talents, determination, and creativity.

This season’s theme was “Destinations.” The designers were challenged to take us on an inspirational journey of discovery and the collections that resulted walked the runway of The Art Institutes Spring 2017 show at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 8, 2016, the first night of New York Fashion Week.

Photos courtesy of The Art Institutes