May 24, 2015

Runway Recap: CCSF’s Decadence Spring Fashion Show

Spring fashion show Decadence from City College of San Francisco celebrated student-produced fashion alongside another important milestone: the 10th anniversary of the local school’s fashion department.

Atop a raised runway stretching the length of the dance floor at Ruby Skye on a late May Sunday evening, the fashion show featuring three senior collections, four fashion segments, dance and music performances put the school’s ample talent on display in front of a packed house of fellow students, families and media. Produced by students in a fashion production class taught by Macy’s Natalie Smith, the show included both senior collections and group segments with themes such as Studio 54 and In Full Bloom.

Along with the fashion on view, additional highlights included a funding gift from alum and fashion show producer Owen Buenaventura, whose Black V fashion show raised money for the school’s fashion department, and the presentation of a two-year Academy of Art University scholarship to outstanding student Kika Hewel.

Below, we recap a selection of what went down the runway:

From the In Full Bloom segment

A look from the senior collection of Kika Hewel, winner of a two-year scholarship to the Academy of Art University.

Hewel celebrating her scholarship win

Gown from the Goddess segment

Zip-off sleeves added a twist to this men's jacket.

A sheer, flowing gown from the Goddess segment

An atheletic wear influence was visible in this

High-contrast looks such as this men's skull corset and casual jacket were common on the runway.

Bright hues and feminine prints made this gown stand out during the In Full Bloom segment.

The influence of athletic wear drove this sporty, casual look.

Soft pastels and flowing shapes dominated the senior collection by Ann Otsuka.

Photography courtesy of Christophe Tomatis