Welcome to the New York Fashion Academy
Check out our class schedules for 2016- Winter quarter begins on January 4th, 2016 and Spring Quarter begins on March 28th, 2016. Register now!
The New York Fashion Academy (NYFA) of Seattle, Washington presents one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date and relevant fashion design curricula available anywhere. Created in cooperation with business and industry, our program provides the skills and expertise currently in high-demand. The curriculum is continually updated to reflect the latest proven concepts, methods and practices in the fashion industry today.
Students of all ages and abilities are welcome. No prior knowledge, ability or experience is required or presumed. Imaginative, creative beginning students are particularly encouraged!
The Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board certifies that the New York Fashion Academy is licensed as provided by the authority of Chapter 28C.10 Revised Code of Washington Private Vocational Schools Act.
NYFA is a locally owned and operated private fashion design school. The academy's mission is to promote creativity and imagination by teaching proven industy techniques, such as those used by New York's 7th Avenue garment district. NYFA student's awards document its success:
- First Runner Up
Independent Designer Runway Show 2013 design competition by the Bellevue Collection.
- Best in Show
Seamless in Seattle 2013 design competition by Seattle Magazine.
- Best Student Designer and Best Bridal awards; Neiman Marcus in-store Display Challenge Winner
Seamless in Seattle 2012 design competition by Seattle Magazine.
- Best Eveningwear, Best Black Dress, Best Emerging Designer awards, and VitaminWater Design Challenge Winner
Seamless in Seattle 2011 design competition by Seattle Magazine and VitaminWater.
- Student Designer Competition Winner
3rd Annual Student Designer Competition by Comcast and Seattle Fashion Week 2011
- Best Student Designer's Collection and 'Ones to Watch'
Seamless in Seattle 2010 design competition by Seattle Magazine.
- Grand prize
Vancouver International Fashion Design Competition Spring/Summer 2010.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Grand prize and 1st Place Runner-up
All for Fall Art and Fashion Event 2009.
Pacific Place and Seattle Art Museum.
- Dress Design and Scholarship Winner, Project Red Dress 2008 and 2009
Benefit for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign.
- Most Innovative and Most Cohesive Emerging Designers' Collections
Seamless in Seattle 2009 design competition by Seattle Magazine.
- Best Collection, Most Creative, Best Evening/Cocktail, Most Socially Aware, and Best Vision awards
Seamless in Seattle 2008 design competition by Seattle Magazine.
- First Prize
Communaute de la Mode student design competition 2006.
In honor of Fashion at MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry).
Taking Fashion to the Millenium and Beyond 2000.
Sponsored by Dupont/Lycra and WWDMAGIC.
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Fashion Design Instruction
The New York Fashion Academy offers an 18-month Certificate Program in Design and Construction, providing structured training for students wishing to gain in-depth knowledge of fashion design. More information is available here. Be sure to check out Certificate Program classes on the Courses & Classes page.
In need of just a few specialized classes? Not ready for the Certificate Program? Take a look at NYFA's current class offerings here. All classes listed are included in the Certificate Program except where noted.