The Art of Haute Couture Embroidery, Special Guest Daniela Matzko-Dhonden, Berlin
February 12, 2013
"The Art of Haute Couture Embroidery"
By Daniela Matzko-Dhonden
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After graduating with an AA in Fashion Design from FIDM, I felt as if my education was still incomplete and began a search for a school that would deliver to me the high end technique of couture pattern, sewing, and design that I desired. I found the education that I was searching for at The Academy of Couture Art and have seen my skills and talents grow exponentially since I began here a year and a half ago. I have learned more and grown more than I ever expected from any institute. Because it is such a small school with small class sizes, the students are really able to get one-on-one help from all the faculty which you will not find anywhere else. The school is in a wonderful location that allows students to flourish within the high end market that we cater to. As someone who wants a career as a pattern designer, rather than fashion designer, ACA has been everything that I could of hoped for because they are one of the only schools that offers a BA in Pattern Design. I have learned so much since I have been here and can't wait for all that I will continue to learn so that I can have my dream career once I graduate.
I like ACA. I have been here for half year but I can really tell that I learned a lot. It is not very big school, but I think it make student and teachers more like family.
I have been a professor at the college since they started about eight years ago. I have been teaching in higher education for the past ten years and I love my job! The faculty and students are such a pleasure to work with and the atmosphere is charged with enthusiasm. I also teach at other colleges and universities, but at the Academy I have the opportunity to work one on one with my students because they keep the classes to 10-15 students. It truly is an academy of art.
I started attending ACA Fall of 2013 after leaving The art institute of San Francisco January 2013, and I can honesty say that it was the best decision of my life. At AI I was disrespected and treated like everyone else. I was spoken to like a child and not as the young adult that I am. I had no since of identity as a student and as a designer. When I left AI I felt abused, sad and relived at the same time. Making my next move to another fashion school was more delicate now than it was before. I was a wounded lamb and couldn't trust anyone in a industry of lions. My first meeting at ACA Thierry and Sonia Ete made me feel comfortable and welcomed. They spoke into my life as a hungry student and as a young Christian woman. They met me where I was mentally and emotionally so I didn't just see them as a institution but I saw them as people who had big dreams, lived them, and genuinely wanted to make sure every student that walks in their door lives their as well. To all future students, definitely take ACA into consideration, you will get a top notch education that you can only get overseas in a positive and loving environment, it will be the best decision of your life.
The Academy of Couture Art is truly one of the world’s absolute best and foremost fashion colleges, providing a top notch education with expertise like none other. The faculty is comprised of leading industry professionals whose mastery of the subject matter, real world experience and guidance make for a positively unparalleled education. Course instruction is hands on with amazing educators that provide students with a great deal of one on one attention and personalized education to insure success as a student and in the industry. Sonia and Thierry are true visionaries and artists who impart upon their students the mentorship, know how, business savvy and world’s best techniques to enable them to become the next fashion industry leaders at the top of their field.
Thank you so much Academy of Couture Art for giving me the skills, knowledge and confidence to fulfill my dreams and succeed!Lots of Love, Laurel V. www.laurelvalencia.com
"... I have finished my BA in fashion design and will be done with my BS in pattern engineering in a few quarters. I am currently working full time as a freelance pattern maker for several different companies and private clients. For anybody interested in the art of pattern making and fashion design, I highly recommend ACA based off my experiences at other design colleges. ..."
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February 12, 2013
"The Art of Haute Couture Embroidery"
By Daniela Matzko-Dhonden
The Playboy Mansion kicked off Halloween with a smashing party October 27th in Beverly Hills. The fairest of them all was Snow White; Trisha Frick, girlfriend of Hugh Hefner, looked enchanting.
ACA student designers were commissioned to make Moroccan inspired costumes for Hugh Hefner's girlfriends, Trisha Frick and Chelsea Ryan.
Angela WU has been turning heads since she debuted her ACA Associate of Art runway collection on the ACA Collide runway in 2010.
...at the Orange County Fashion Association's 2nd Annual Student Design Competition for OC Fashion Week 2012.
Hosted by Rachel Bailit of the Conan O'Brien Show the 2012 event, Le Reve, celebrated achievements in design...
Sparks of glamour, champagne flowing and the most stunning celebrities carried over the magic of Mr. Chagoury's Couture 2012 Fall/Winter Collection
As many know, Designer James GALANOS is the leader of excellence in craftsmanship and design.
In Monaco, ACA designers presented a collection paired with red carpet couturier, Gilbert Chagoury Couture
Five days until we head off to Monaco for the Monaco Charity Film Festival fashion show.
Congratulations ACA designers on your selection for the Monaco Charity Film Festival in Monaco this May!
For a designer inspired by the human form, a muse with a bit of character can go a long way.
On Wednesday, March 07, 2012, the History of Costume III class, taught by Professor Douglas Spesert, was invited to attend a nearby lecture at the LA County Museum of Art.
Just after the 2012 Oscar weekend, Academy of Couture Art continued the festivities with a special red carpet couture designer guest, Gilbert Chagoury of Chagoury Couture, in the atelier of Fashion Show Prep.
For anyone considering fashion schools especially in Los Angeles, the LA Times January 2012 article by Susan Carpenter is a must.
When it's Christmas in Los Angeles, you have to make it white.
For a Saturday afternoon downtown Portland you can feel glamour all around.
When National Geographic approached Academy of Couture Art for an interview about famous parties past and present and what was worn...
Academy of Couture Art congratulates graduate Heidi AN as she takes a bold, confident step to build her own line in NYC.
Congratulations to Fashion Designer Victoria CATES winner of the 2011 Velvet Brigade Design Competition.
Paul Mitchell the school Portland Hair and Makeup team partners with Academy of Couture Art Bachelor Degree Fashion Designers...
Academy of Couture Art Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design students Sarah KIM (Stylist/Fashion Designer) and Brenda RAMIREZ (Fashion Designer) have a behind the scenes look
Fashion and Pattern Designer Michelle SHIN is recognized for her talent in the fashion illustration skills...
Having achieved her Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design...
Pattern Designers at Academy of Couture Art specialize in modern techniques of construction from haute couture to mass market.
In a stunning display of fine Haute Couture collections, the Academy of Couture Art hosted a première Haute Couture fashion show
Academy of Couture Art’s 2010 Collide Grand Fashion Show Gala was definitely a breakthrough fashion event.
JOINING FORCES: Kristine Gloviak of PAD with the Academy of Couture Art