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

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.
Advertisement
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
1 of 13
The scene was buzzing outside as models put on a live-installation show after the runway!

Photos: Courtesy of Savannah College of Art and Design
2 of 13
Madeline Benton's easy street look can be worn anywhere.

Photos: Courtesy of Savannah College of Art and Design
Advertisement
3 of 13
We're digging Laurel Newport's quilted gown.

Photos: Courtesy of Savannah College of Art and Design
4 of 13
How rad is Lillian Dillustro's oversized coat with those dunks?

Photos: Courtesy of Savannah College of Art and Design
5 of 13
Elyse Alligood is feeling fringe.

Photos: Courtesy of Savannah College of Art and Design
6 of 13
We'd wear Joanne Henriquez's embroidered, mixed-print creation. Right. Now.

Photos: Courtesy of Savannah College of Art and Design
7 of 13
Noah Jodoin goes all white.

Photos: Courtesy of Savannah College of Art and Design
Advertisement
8 of 13
This Michelle Leal creation is delicate, but impactful.

Photos: Courtesy of Savannah College of Art and Design
9 of 13
Danielle Eisener hears it for the boys.

Photos: Courtesy of Savannah College of Art and Design
10 of 13
Francisco Costa wishes the designers the best of luck. (He's been there before!)

Photographed by John McKinnon
11 of 13
Francisco's designs hang in the SCAD museum.

Photographed by Adam Kuehl
12 of 13
The man and his designs.

Photographed by Adam Kuehl
13 of 13
Advertisement

More from College