It was actually a bit difficult to differentiate between who owned which line of the Academy of Art University runway show until the clean and obvious mid-break of Jeanette Au’s visually impressive Fall 2012 ready-to-wear collection. The similarities in construction, color choices, and the run-on selection of hair, makeup, and music, made for an almost continuous stream of the possibility of one designer’s collection.
The recent 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week honorably showcased Academy of Art University’s student works. Out of the nine students, Jeanette Au was the winning star with her impeccably tailored and detailed collection. She approached suiting with tasteful gradation of colors and textures throughout her ensembles and proved innovative thinking with a superb technique of knotted or twisted embellishments on the shoulders, closures, and sides of her jackets for a truly individualized and memorable style.
Most of the other students were on par with the engineering of their garments, but Au proved to be the pioneer of the show revealing her strategic three-dimensional adornments compared to the flat, monochromatic, and minimalistic styles of her counterparts.