Graduate Fashion Thesis Show May 19, 2011Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Museums and Exhibitions, SCAD - Student and Alumni Enterprise , comments closed
The SCAD Fashion Graduate students are also looking for volunteers to help at their Fashion Show (dress the model’s and usher guests) on Thursday May 26th at the Ambient + Studio from 3-10 pm. If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please email student Ivana Noble at email@example.com for more information.
Click Here if you’d like to purchase a ticket for the event.
SCAD Fashion Professor Exhibition February 15, 2011Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Illustration, Inspiration, Local Sources, Museums and Exhibitions, Professional Portfolios, SCAD, SCAD - Student and Alumni Enterprise , comments closed
Professor Filis Hagi-Zaid’s fashion illustrations are being featured in a solo-exhibition “Illustrate My World” this month at The Art Place in East Cobb (3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA). Her work will be shown until February 25 – so don’t miss it!
Here are a few snapshots of the works on display, taken by our go-to journalist on the scene, Sarah Collins:
- Tiffany Horton
I ♥ the SCAD Library January 13, 2011Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Design Resources, Inspiration, Local Sources, Museums and Exhibitions, SCAD , comments closed
Every day I’m here at SCAD I fall more in love with our library. It is, seriously, one of my favorite places in the city and the greatest source of inspiration I could ever hope to have within steps of my office.
Today, one of our librarians directed me to an online resource that is absolutely fantastic:
It is a list of all the amazing online databases and periodicals that we have access to as students, faculty, and staff at SCAD. I cannot wait to explore all of these great resources!
In the meantime, if you are in Atlanta and are able to get out of your house, stop by our library tomorrow (Friday, the 14th) for a workshop on image hunting. Our lovely librarians will be offering a workshop on how to find great fashion images online. They will show you to the numerous digital resources we have access to (specifically focusing on StyleSight, ARTstor and WGSN) and help you find the right image for each of your projects.
If you are interested, drop by the SCAD library any time between 10 and noon tomorrow (Friday) to get their help!
- Tiffany Horton
Super June 9, 2010Posted by scollins in : Design Resources, Inspiration, Museums and Exhibitions , comments closed
I know that at some point you wanted to be a super hero, or at least have super powers. I spent many hours of my youth spinning in circles and wearing tinfoil deflector bracelets pretending to be Wonder Woman. Unfortunately, I never grew tall enough nor was I, um, as well blessed as Wonder Woman but the dream still lives on.
Fortunately, I now have a new place to go to fufill my super-hero dreams: The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. They have everything from capes to secret identities to lairs to a whole section on robotics/cybernetics/mutations.
If you are wondering what my obsession has to do with Fashion, know that I am not alone in my fascination. The Met had an exhibition on Superheros in 2008 featuring both costumes and fashion.
Even many of the trends forecasts like WGSN’s Sonar-Sensory trend has a Superhero vibe to it.
Remember inspiration can come from anywhere, even comic books and superheros/villains. So strap on your particle guns or vapor blasters and make this Summer super (sorry, had to do it).
Diana Exhibition at the Atlanta Civic Center January 20, 2010Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Design Resources, Inspiration, Local Sources, Museums and Exhibitions , comments closed
Saturday, January 23 marks the opening of the exhibition Diana: A Celebration at the Atlanta Civic Center.
The exhibition includes a series of 150 objects that chronicle Diana’s life including portraits of her ancestors, family jewels, heirlooms, paintings, artifacts and photos, which provide historical context. Home movies filmed by her father and scenes from her childhood, her engagement to Prince Charles and the events leading up to the Royal Wedding are remembered and animated with video clips, personal possessions, photos, displays and letters.
The Wedding gallery features her wedding gown, diamond tiara, veil and 25 ft. train, shoes and parasol.
Other major highlights of the exhibition include:
- Over 28 dresses, suits and evening gowns designed by Chanel, Versace, Valentino and Azagury that where worn by the Princess during her public life, accompanied by photos and designer details from the event at which the outfits were worn.
- Two diamond tiaras and other priceless family jewels.
-Musical score and lyrics of the Elton John/Bernie Taupin composition, adapted from “Candle in the Wind.”
-The original text of Earl Spencer’s moving tribute to his sister at the funeral in Westminister Abbey.
-An audio tour with an introduction by Earl Spencer (provided for an additional fee)
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Last entry @ 4 p.m.
Wednesday - 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Last entry @ 4 p.m.
Thursday - 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Last entry @ 4 p.m.
Friday - 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Last entry @ 4 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Last entry @ 6 p.m.
Sunday - 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Last entry @ 5 p.m.
Tickets: Admission tickets are available beginning at the Civic Center box office and through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com) or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
Adults – $18.50
Students w/ valid I.D. – $15.50
Thanks to SCAD-Atlanta Professor Kevin Knaus for letting us know about this!
- Tiffany Teague
Get their attention with a creative card December 3, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Illustration, Museums and Exhibitions , comments closed
Sarah Collins found the best holiday cards in the Shop SCAD store today. It got me thinking about what a great way that is to showcase your talent in a non-invasive cheery way.
There’s a new exhibition this month at the Smithsonian featuring 100 holiday cards from some very notable American artists. Here are photographs of some of the cards featured in the exhibition.
The Smithsonian Magazine, in their write-up of the exhibition, stated that
[t]he cards in this exhibition weren’t about making money. They were for friends, family and maybe a gallery owner or two. Not meant for public viewing, they give us an intimate, unguarded view of artists doing what we count on artists to do: break through the canned sentiments and commercial clutter of their time to make a personal statement.
Isn’t that what we all long to do?
Why not make a card and send it to your favorite fashion designer or retailer? In this world of a million emails and generic factory-made greeting cards, your offering is sure to be appreciated.
- Tiffany Teague
The Sale of the Century November 18, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Inspiration, Museums and Exhibitions , comments closed
Watching the Valentino documentary – one can’t help but marvel at how much wealth and stuff Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti have amassed in a few decades. A similar story could be told of Yves Saint Laurent and his longtime partner Pierre Bergé.
Following Yves Saint Laurent’s death in Paris last year, Bergé began selling articles from their collection for multiple millions of Euro a piece – including a record-breaking €32 million Matisse. This week in Paris, Christie’s auction house will begin selling a more affordable collection of 1200 objects from the Saint Laurent – Bergé collection, most of which come from their French country chateau and the proceeds from which will benefit AIDS research.
Just in time for holiday gift ideas, you can tell your sweetie that you want to own a little piece of fashion history. You could get a Matisse sketch for a couple thousand bucks, three crocodile Hermes suitcases for about six thousand, two Yves Saint Laurent Brooches for less than a thousand, or an Ethiopian necklace of glass beads and metal for about $150. Click here to see the full 275 page catalog or here to browse through an interactive photo wall.
The auction ends Friday, so drop those hints fast. And, just think, you can say “Oh, this old thing? Well, it used to belong to Yves Saint Laurent. He always kept it at his French chateau . . . blah, blah, blah.”
- Tiffany Teague
Amazing Trend Resource October 2, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Design Resources, Illustration, Industry News, Inspiration, Manufacturers, Museums and Exhibitions, Organizations and Associations, SCAD, Textile Resources, Trade Shows, Trends , comments closed
Yesterday, the SCAD Library announced their recent subscription to the Stylesight website. I am certain that you will find this resource incredibly helpful as you search for inspirational images, design graphics and prints, and research retail, street, and runway trends.
Click HERE to access the site.
- Tiffany Teague
All the RAGE September 21, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Industry News, Museums and Exhibitions , comments closed
Today marks the world premier of the movie RAGE, a mockumentary about the fashion industry that happens to be the first feature film to premier exclusively on mobile phones.
FROM TODAY, 21 SEPTEMBER, 2009, RAGE WILL BE SHOWN IN SEVEN EPISODES, WITH ONE NEW EPISODE EVERY DAY FOR A WEEK.
RAGE tells the behind-the scenes story of a crisis at a New York fashion house through a series of intimate interviews, as if shot by a schoolboy on his mobile phone over a seven-day period.
- Tiffany Teague
The Mother of all Fashion Websites May 21, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Art Supplies, Careers, Design Resources, Illustration, Industry News, Inspiration, Local Sources, Manufacturers, Museums and Exhibitions, Organizations and Associations, Professional Portfolios, Sewing and Workroom Supplies, Textile Resources, Trade Shows, Trends , comments closed
- This link comes to us from Professor Bruno Lima. It is like a warehouse of great links for all things fashion. It has well edited lists of links for everything from super-hip stores to inspiring artists to modeling agencies to cutting edge magazines. If you need to find a fashion resource, this is definitely the place to go.
- One excellent aspect of this site is the search feature – which will search across all of their recommended websites for your keyword. So, for instance, if you type in the word “Givenchy” Fashion.net will bring you links to articles on Style.com, Elle, ShowStudio, HintMag, Wallpaper, etc. THAT is really, really helpful.
- As Professor Lima says “This is one my favorites fashion web sites. Please check it out!”