Legacy can be tangible and intangible. In the case of Oscar de la Renta, it is both, and it is flourishing in a place where young designers begin their careers. During his 2001 visit to Savannah College of Art and Design’s fashion show to accept the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award, the designer shared this wisdom for breaking into the industry based on his own start with Cristóbal Balenciaga.
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Multi-media artist Monica Cook (B.F.A., painting, 2006) is a self-described scavenger. The materials and objects she finds in places both obvious and unthinkable are the basis for her life-size sculptures, which bear the same overt realism as her paintings. She makes these creatures, a blend of human and animal, to be posable so she can bring them to life by shooting them frame by frame for animation.
By Chris Smith
The year is not quite over, but SCAD has already put 2014 to good use. Both the university and its talented students have been the center of several prominent international spotlights. Here’s a roundup of recent recognition:
By Michael Fink
There’s good news for fashion students. The fashion industry, like many others sectors, is starting to dust off the recession. In that time, though, we’ve advanced light years in technology and culture. Yet the fashion industry has been slow to change. That’s important to keep in mind when doing the resume rounds.
thread: that which runs through the whole course of something, connecting successive parts.
An Ostrich. Doritos. The chance to be seen by one of the largest television audiences in history. Not getting the connection? Keep reading.
Here it is, Thread's inaugural holiday card featuring festive scenes of the season at Savannah College of Art and Design's locations around the globe. We thank you for joining us on our new editorial adventure and can't wait to show you what we have in store for 2014. Warm wishes for an inspired holiday and a happy New Year!