Top Looks From SCAD's Senior Fashion Show

I should probably admit something: Before last weekend, I'd never been to a student fashion show. We cover just about every big one--from Central Saint Martins to Parsons--but I've never been able to attend, whether because of a last minute appointment or a massive body of water. But that all changed Saturday at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where I witnessed the senior class' incredibly well-produced fashion show. Not only were the clothes impressive--there were plenty of subtle, non-offensive references to Christopher Kane, McQueen and Mary Katrantzou--but the styling (done by our favorite guy/SCAD mentor Chris Benz and editor extraordinaire Kym Canter) and overall feel of the show was more professional than amateur. I could have done without some of the ruffles--why do students/Project Runway contestants always seem to feel the need to create pleated high collars? Who actually wears those?--there were legitimately pieces I would consider ordering. Click through to see some of the standouts from this year's senior collections. And congrats to the students and fashion school dean Michael Fink!
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I should probably admit something: Before last weekend, I'd never been to a student fashion show. We cover just about every big one--from Central Saint Martins to Parsons--but I've never been able to attend, whether because of a last minute appointment or a massive body of water. But that all changed Saturday at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where I witnessed the senior class' incredibly well-produced fashion show. Not only were the clothes impressive--there were plenty of subtle, non-offensive references to Christopher Kane, McQueen and Mary Katrantzou--but the styling (done by our favorite guy/SCAD mentor Chris Benz and editor extraordinaire Kym Canter) and overall feel of the show was more professional than amateur. I could have done without some of the ruffles--why do students/Project Runway contestants always seem to feel the need to create pleated high collars? Who actually wears those?--there were legitimately pieces I would consider ordering. Click through to see some of the standouts from this year's senior collections. And congrats to the students and fashion school dean Michael Fink!
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I should probably admit something: Before last weekend, I'd never been to a student fashion show. We cover just about every big one--from Central Saint Martins to Parsons--but I've never been able to attend, whether because of a last minute appointment or a massive body of water.

But that all changed Saturday at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where I witnessed the senior class' incredibly well-produced fashion show. Not only were the clothes impressive--there were plenty of subtle, non-offensive references to Christopher Kane, McQueen and Mary Katrantzou--but the styling (done by our favorite guy/SCAD mentor Chris Benz and editor extraordinaire Kym Canter) and overall feel of the show was more professional than amateur. I could have done without some of the ruffles--why do students/Project Runway contestants always seem to feel the need to create pleated high collars? Who actually wears those?--there were legitimately pieces I would consider ordering. Click through to see some of the standouts from this year's senior collections. And congrats to the students and fashion school dean Michael Fink!

Disclosure: SCAD paid for my travel and accommodation.

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I love the way Ashley Austin mixes leather with prep.

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Gabriela Reagan's collection was definitely my favorite of the show. I want to buy every piece! (Including this coat--the top is by Wilma Augustus and the skirt is by Adrianne Ekwensi.)

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Merida Miller won an award from SCAD for her innovative take on snowboarding gear.

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Lindsey Hopkins' prints and pleating were decidedly chic.

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I loved Chloe Post's tribal black and white theme.