Need some sartorial advice to enliven your summer wardrobe? Revisit our Savannah Fashion Week coverage for a little inspiration. We’ve captured the highlights, including a video of the finale runway show.
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Meet the rising stars of SCAD Fashion
The SCAD Fashion Show has become one of the most coveted tickets in town. Perhaps it’s the glamour quotient that intrigues the masses—not just of the models strutting down the runway at Trustees Theater, but also of the Savannahians showing off their sartorial sagacity. Our guess: It’s really about the fresh, forward-thinking fashions created by aspiring artists, who have blossomed into true talents right under our live oak trees.
For the 33 students selected to show their debut collections at the 2012 SCAD Fashion Show, it’s been a grueling year of researching, designing, selecting materials, sewing, editing and refining a six-to-ten-piece collection. Their roads lead to a 15-minute presentation before industry insiders, who assess the students’ stories, techniques, fabrics and color choices for cohesiveness and aesthetic integrity.
As Carmela Spinelli, chair of SCAD’s fashion program, it can feel like their whole lives are defined in that moment. ”I try to remind the students that it’s not your last collection; it’s your first.”
Of this year’s fortunate few who made the cut, these five emerging designers offer a glimpse into the trajectory of fashion. Meet these rising stars.