The Academy of Art University Creating Future Designers

When brand new designers show their work at New York Fashion Week you know that you’re seeing someone with a bright future ahead of them. The Academy of Art University was proud to show 10 designers on the runway September 9, 1997. The idea for this showcase was for these designers to show what they saw for the future of fashion. With two menswear lines and three womenswear lines the show seemed full of ideas yet two collaborations were also shown making this 21st show for the Academy of Art University one of the best.

Saya Chen of Beijing, China brought a use of oversized silhouettes to convey her vision of San Francisco and China. Joanna Jadallah and Cana Klebanoff used lightweight wool to make the most amazing, technically gorgeous sweater. The use of the individual strings would keep you guessing for days of how it was put together.

Ryan Yu of Beijing, China used his deeper thoughts and showed a more futuristic design in black and white to convey his vision. Jelly Shan of Zhejiang, China made softer and sweeter designs that expressed her feelings of joy from a trip to China. Dina Marie Yu of Los Angeles, CA used a devastating loss to express her designs. From the Bay Area Eden Slezin showcased how his individuality has affected his designs. Hailin Zhou of Qing Doa, China used a Creative Concepts class to inspire her designs.

The Academy of Art University has been teaching art since 1929 and growing in the beautiful city of San Francisco, California. Proudly this school has represented 112 countries across the globe with it’s students and alumni. The nerve center of creativity continues to expand it’s curriculum.

With NY Fashion Week as one of the most prestigous events in history, the Academy is the first university to be invited to participate with student works. This honor brings talent to their doors in the hopes of one day showing their work at NY Fashion Week.

Artists in all industries look to work with graduates of the Academy of Art University knowing that their education has been exceptional. The list of companies hiring graduates is mind blowing.

Livio Bisterzo’s Green Park Brands Gets New Prominent Investors

Entrepreneurs are delighted when investors turn up to invest in their little-known startups. Apparently, when investors channel their money into an upcoming venture, they believe either in the product or the potential of the entrepreneur. Nevertheless, it a reassuring occurrence that encourage entrepreneurs to work twice as much towards achieving their goals.

Livio Bisterzo, the founder of Green Park Brands Inc., knows this too well. Recently, a product of Green Park Brands—Hippeas—caught the attention of actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Strand Equity Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm. The two new investors invested an undisclosed amount in Hippeas.

Hippeas is a natural snack made from chickpeas. Green Park Brands launched the product last year, just a year after the company was founded. Hippeas come in many flavors including cheese & love, in herbs we trust, far out fajita, and sweet & smokin’ among many other mouthwatering flavors. Beginning in March last year, Hippeas was available in Albertsons, Vons, and Starbucks. Bisterzo is constantly seeking to increase the number of stores selling Hippies, and as this year ends, he promises that Hippeas will be available in more stores including Kroger Co. and Target stores. In Starbucks, a sachet of Hippeas retails at $1.95.

According to Livio Bisterzo, Hippeas has generated over $2.5 million in revenues since March 2016. He is an optimistic business-minded individual who believes that this year will be better for Hippeas; he estimates that Hippeas will generate over $11 million. Many people recognize Bisterzo for his ability to launch startups and set them on a path to business success; the successes of his previous startups, Kyoku and Little Miracles, demonstrate his ability to manage Green Park Brands and Hippeas to the pinnacle of success.

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Analysts have commented on snacks such as Hippeas (containing alternative ingredients such as chickpeas, sweet potatoes, kale, and spinach). According to Norman Deschamps, of Rogue Thought Consulting, the market for snacks with alternative ingredients grew by 7% between 2015 and 2016. Deschamps estimates that the market for the mentioned snacks will expand by 8% this year. He further adds that brands such as Green Park are privileged to have started producing snacks with alternative ingredients while big snacks manufactures have not joined the new market. Small brands have an opportunity to dominate the market and be bought out by huge snacks companies in future.

Who is Bisterzo? He is an Italian entrepreneur who has founded or co-founded different successful businesses. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles.

Learn more about Livio Bisterzo: http://chronicleweek.com/2017/09/livio-bisterzo-hippeas-brand-is-flying-off-of-the-shelves/