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!
The Savannah College of Art and Design’s fashion students are in some very good hands this school year. Designers Chris Benz, Christian Cota and Rachel Roy are serving as the school’s 2010-2011 fashion mentors.
I've spent the last few days at the Savannah College of Art and Design, checking out the campus and following around Chris Benz like a puppy. Yesterda