Event

Connect with fellow creatives at Après SCAD 2018

Rendezvous in Lacoste, France, for an exclusive professional development retreat. Over five days, you'll network, attend presentations and engage in one-on-one dialogues with leading industry professionals. Explore workshops and lectures on fashion, fashion writing and the creation of collaborative mixed media installations. You'll also enjoy 24-hour access to the elegantly restored Maison Basse, known for the purity and magic of its light, which makes this historic space in the south of France one of a kind.

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For more information, contact Grace Grund at ggrund@scad.edu.

Steven and William Ladd
New York-based artists and brothers Steven and William Ladd have dedicated the past 18 years to collaborating on an international body of work. Incorporating a concentrated — almost obsessive — fascination with materials and process, they forged the foundation for a rich and productive creative process from their early childhood memories and close familial bond. Together they have exhibited at The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii; Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California; Parrish Art Museum, Watermill, New York; Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, and the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia.

Sarah Schussheim
A stylist, consultant and contributing West Coast fashion editor for Elle magazine, Sarah Schussheim splits her time between Los Angeles, California, and New York, New York. After earning a degree in journalism from New York University, Schussheim began her career as a fashion assistant at Jane magazine, followed by stints at WWD, Lucky magazine, Tommy Hilfiger and Wilhelmina Models before assisting creative director and stylist Joe Zee at Elle. Her work has been featured in Teen Vogue, DuJour, The Editorialist, Flare and Refinery29, among other publications.

Chioma Nnadi
Chioma Nnadi is the fashion news director of Vogue.com. She began her career on the features desk of The Evening Standard magazine in London, England, before moving to New York, New York, to write for TRACE, an independent style magazine. Nnadi became the style director at Fader, covering fashion through the lens of music before joining Vogue as a fashion writer, taking on a digital role in 2014 to help relaunch Vogue.com.

Lynn Yaeger
Celebrated journalist Lynn Yaeger has been writing about style, fashion, antiques, travel and politics for decades. Yaeger began her career writing about fashion for the Village Voice in the mid-1990s. She has contributed to publications such as the New York Times, The Times of London, Travel+Leisure, Departures and a host of others. She is currently a contributing editor at Vogue and Vogue.com, where her musings on the latest style innovations can be found daily.

THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2018

Noon
Arrival at Marseille Provence Airport

2 p.m.
Transportation to Lacoste

3:30 p.m.
Maison Basse
Check in

5 p.m.
Maison Basse
Cocktail reception and Maison Basse tour

7 p.m.
Maison Basse | Dining hall
Dinner

FRIDAY, AUG. 31

8 a.m.
Maison Basse | Dining hall
Breakfast and university updates

9:45 a.m.
SCAD Lacoste
Village tour
Travel through the centuries as you take in the Provençal village of Lacoste.

10:45–11:45 a.m.
Maison Basse | Studio
Artist introduction and workshop overview
Meet acclaimed artists and brothers Steven and William Ladd as they preview their signature workshop.

Noon
Maison Basse | Dining hall
Lunch

1–2:30 p.m.
Maison Basse | Studio
Scrollathon workshop
Join the Ladd brothers as they lead one of their signature Scrollathon workshops. Dive into the process of creating a collaborative work by developing an individual piece of art using mixed media such as textiles and beads. At the conclusion of the program, the disparate parts will be assembled to create one cohesive installation.

5:30 p.m.
Maison Basse | Grand salon
Cocktail reception

6:30 p.m.
Maison Basse | Poolside
Provençal supper en plein air

SATURDAY, SEPT. 1

7:15–8 a.m.
Maison Basse | Dining hall
Breakfast and Château La Coste overview

8:15 a.m.
Maison Basse 
Depart for Château La Coste
Explore the grounds of Château La Coste, a winery, vineyard and art estate in Provence.

12:30 p.m.
Château La Coste
Lunch

2 p.m.
Château La Coste
Depart

5–6:30 p.m.
Maison Basse | Studio
"Stylist: A Backstage Pass" workshop
Join Sarah Schussheim, stylist, consultant and contributing West Coast fashion editor for Elle magazine, for this session where you'll be granted an exclusive look at the fashion industry’s changing landscape and how the SCAD curriculum continually evolves to equip graduates for success.

6:30 p.m.
Maison Basse | Dining hall
Dinner

8 p.m.
Acorn Cottage | Terrace
"Mood Board" workshop
Participate in an interactive workshop, led by Schussheim, that explores the power of mood boards. Learn new techniques to develop your unique visual voice so you can communicate your artistic brand to clients.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 2

8 a.m.
Maison Basse | Dining hall
Breakfast

9:30 a.m.
L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Market trip
Take a trip to the island city’s market and hunt for treasures at up to 300 stalls.

Noon
L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Lunch on your own

2:30 p.m.
L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Depart

3 p.m.
Maison Basse | Poolside
Choice of afternoon leisure activity
Spend the afternoon at a poolside, open-air painting session or a cedar forest hike. 


5–6:30 p.m.
Maison Basse | Studio
Vogue editors in conversation
Lynn Yaeger interviews Chioma Nnadi in a conversation that explores the changing landscape of fashion journalism. Together, they look at how the industry has quickly shifted from print to online communications, how these seemingly disparate worlds coexist, and what it’s like to keep pace in an increasingly digital age.

7 p.m.
Burger truck
Dinner

MONDAY, SEPT. 3

6 a.m.
Maison Basse | Dining hall
Breakfast to go

7:30 a.m.
Maison Basse
Shuttles depart for Marseille Provence Airport

Schedule subject to change.