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This weekend, fashion students in the BA program at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) hosted the school's annual fashion show—27 seniors presented their final collections, jewelry students held a trunk show, and the university curated a static fashion exhibition showcasing student work.
Racked flew down to Georgia for the main event (transportation and housing were provided by SCAD) and, while in town, we toured the campus.
Founded in 1978, SCAD is an independent, non-profit, accredited university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in building arts, communications, design, fashion, performing arts, media, film, fine arts, and liberal arts. Michael Fink, former fashion director at Saks Fifth Avenue serves at the school's Dean of Fashion, and his school has attracted the support of luminaries including Andre Leon Talley, Diane von Furstenberg, Angel Sanchez, Zac Posen, Bryan Bradley, and Catherine Malandrino, all of whom were present at this weekend's festivities.
(Ed. note: Having gone to fashion school ourselves, and having glimpsed inside some of the top fashion schools in New York, we found the resources at SCAD to be remarkable—the new buildings, the high-tech equipment available to students, the shiny glossiness of all the machinery. SCAD boasts the largest metals and jewelry department of any educational institution in the United States and is one of the last remaining design schools to teach the art of cobbling.)
· Savannah College of Art and Design [Official Site]