Since 2005, The Academy of Art University's School of Fashion has premiered the collections of recent graduates during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Lisa Mateo caught up with some of the designers as they prepare for this year's big show.

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Open House:

When: Academy of Art University - New York Open House

Friday, September 7, 2012 10AM-6PM (Arrive anytime), Saturday, September 8, 2012 10AM-5PM (Arrive anytime)

Where: The Westin Times Square, 270 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

What: Let the Possibilities Inspire Your Imagination at this Exclusive Event:

• Meet Academy Alumni &Get Portfolio Feedback (optional)

• Learn About Accredited Degrees in 19 Areas of Art & Design

• View Demonstrations of Flexible Online Classes

• Receive Information About Admissions, Financial Aid, Campus Life & More

• Enroll in Pre-College Scholarship Programs for High School Students

• Complete Your Application & Registration

Admission is FREE!