Joe Fagan

Former Soccer Star, Now Soccer Fan

December 14, 2019

Academy of Art University: Ushering In the Age of New Fashion

The Academy of Art University has multiple programs offered to students for fashion and design. Their esteemed alumni and special programs allow select candidates to debut their creations at New York Fashion Week. This prestigious opportunity allows a handful of the brightest and finest designers to showcase their artistic outfits to the most notable designers in the industry.

Two students from different backgrounds took the challenge head one, with uniquely inspired designs. One student was from China while the other from Maine. Each of these students had incredibly inspired talents and used their own emotional connection with the pieces to define the texture and message. They also got to engage in personalized forums and workshops with prestigious designers attending New York Fashion Week.

Fashion design students are inspired by the luxurious ensembles and materials that students had available throughout the various challenges. Not only were fabrics hand selected by students, but they were able to design uniquely variegated ensembles for both men and women. Garments that are promoted in the New York Fashion Week gain a large amount of attention from notable designers as well as entrepreneurs. These were significant with tech startups and innovators from the most recent fashion week.

The University provides multiple kinds of creative space and opportunities for success. They are built on a reputation of consistency, and professionalism in art. With community outreach and a foundation of excellence in curriculum, the Academy of Art University helps students learn what they need to have a solid career in the areas of design they may choose. Their commitment to excellence stems from a history of collaborating with some of the most well known and notable designers from around the world. Students benefit from an incredible amount of community support and mentorship throughout the process of education and design.

The Academy of Art University also offers personalized attention from a hand selected faculty as well as coaching that allows students to understand market and industry trends well before graduation day. These are all ways that the University prepares students to lead successful and prosperous careers with a foundation of academic excellence.

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November 12, 2019

Toyo Setal, Realizing New Sustainability Responsiveness For Business Partners

Beginning in 2012, Toyo Setal has established a global identity as an Engineering and Construction organization. But, now with more and more problems related to global warming and natural resource depletion, Toyo Setal wants to increase its sustainability presence. The current initiative flow hand in hand with many of the suppliers and manufacturers Toyo Setal works with because they have also made a commitment to preserving raw materials. But now the company wants to be at the forefront of expanding awareness and showcasing how technology can benefit and aid in preserving energy, water, and waste management.

Toyo Setal directives don’t come from following popular opinion, they’ve always been committed. However, the previous commitments were focused on project completion rather than compliance and now there’s a direct link to studying how the resources are gathered, preserved and used. Instead of just developing business relationships and relying on those ventures, Toyo Setal actively pursues ‘projects designed to strengthen local communities. No matter what other resources are involved there’s always something more to examine than only considering costs and profits, the company also looks at what’s happening in the ‘socioeconomic environment.’ Each project that they decide to take on comes with new initiatives that include other variables, such as environmental and noise monitoring, and study and analysis of regional and local “flora and fauna.” Sustainability efforts are becoming standard as opposed to being recorded for periodic or quarterly reports.

There’s still an emphasis on project compliance and completion but there’s more concern for how each project affects the environment. And there’s growing consideration for smaller variables, present-day project planning includes seedling planting as a replacement for trees cut and monitoring how the area can be improved for others in the local communities. For example, even the natural vegetation is examined for replanting and/or relocation. It’s equally important to look for how the building project will impact smaller land creatures. Rescue and relocation is a practical avenue for all native creatures, such as frogs, lizards, turtles, fish, and snakes.

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