Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Calling It! These SCAD Grads Are The Next Big Names In Fashion

  1. Begin
    scadop

    228

    SHARES

    comments
    See All Slides

    Prior to this past weekend, we didn't really know how a jacquard loom worked (or even what it looked like), how leather gets thin enough to make a wallet, or that a 3-D mold printer could be used to make sterling-silver jewelry. But, thanks to a lovely weekend down south at the Savannah College of Art and Design, not only have we gotten schooled (literally), but we also got to see the next crop of on-the-rise designers that make up this year's graduating class. And, trust us — they're good.

    Yes, we joined Francisco Costa in Georgia to receive the Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award (and catch an after-hours Amanda Lepore performance!) We also got to see his Calvin Klein threads in the SCAD museum, and, of course, to gawk at the final runway presentations of the top 35 designers from the class of 2013.

    From ball gowns that would look at home on any red carpet, to quirky banjo-printed tops, to a daringly oversized jacket stuffed with down comforters, the creations proved we've got a lot to look forward to when it comes to fashion.

    Click through for some snaps from our weekend down south.

    Photos: Courtesy of Savannah College of Art and Design

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Movies & TV

15 Pop Culture Beach Parties We Want To Be At Right Now

At every bar or bat mitzvah party I attended in my youth, the DJ would use the moment when everyone's energy had flagged to "take things down to Club Med." This usually consisted of a conga line set to "Feeling Hot, Hot Hot," followed by a limbo competition to "Going Loco Down in Acapulco," and a rousing group dance read