There’s a reason the Academy of Art University is known as ground zero for fashion in S.F. The professors are top-of-the-line pros, the school’s design students regularly stitch together scorching looks for the NYFW catwalk and beyond, and scene-stealing outfits trot around campus on the daily. To prove that this is the best-dressed school in town, we hit the college grounds on the first day of class to style stalk our little hearts out.
From an ensemble that schools us on the high-top sneaker trend to a polka-dot getup that is sartorially spot-on, we’ve found nine stunning looks that you'll want to copy all year long (plagiarism is totally kosher in this case). Ready to take notes?
Photographed by Anna-Alexia Basile