Daniels Alumnus Aaron Jacobson (MArch 2012) is receiving a lot of media attention for his new clothing line, Faan.
The gender-neutral clothing line is heavily influenced by Jacobson's background in architecture. "I'm not drawn to a red-carpet gown," he tells the New York Times Style Magazine. "I'm drawn to the proportions and shapes and construction details that you see every day."
After graduating from the Daniels Faculty, Jacobson went on to work in architecture firms in Beijing and Shanghai. It was in Shanghai's fabric district where he found himself drawn to the idea of clothing design. As the New York Times Style Magazine reports, Jacobson began designing pieces for himself; his early sketches more like architectural drawings. "I was even cutting sections through them, and blowing up details to try to explain the construction," he says.
Once his personal collection grew, he returned to the United States to continue expanding his line before officially launching Faan. According to Jacobson, his newest collection, Fall Winter 2016, is his "first collection that feels lived in."
A slideshow of the 14-piece collection can be seen here.