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April 15, 2013

SCAD’S Style Week: Consider it TEDx for the Creative Set

Domenico De Sole (Tom Ford’s right hand man), Charlotte Moss, Betsy Johnson, Cameron Silver & more lend their style mojo to SCAD

By Nancy Staab

International Style Influencers Headline SCAD’s Style Week April 15-19 at its Savananah, Atlanta and Hong Kong campuses. Creative dignitaries from the fields of fashion, film design and more will head South for five days of intensive lectures, screening and inspiration, with all events open to the public.

Images from SCAD Style Week April 15-19 Images from SCAD Style Week April 15-19

Think of it as a Southern TEDx for the creative set. For five days, April 15-19, SCAD will host powerhouse guests from the field of fashion, film, interior design, industrial design, jewelry, marketing and more from companies like Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren, Fairchild Fashion Media,  Lambertson Truex and Tiffany & Co. for its annual SCAD Style Week. Best of all, you don’t have to flash a SCAD I.D. to gain access to this exclusive congregation of A-List creatives. Among the guest speakers: Domenico De Sole, Chairman of Tom Ford International; interior designer Charlotte Moss, Richard Lambertson the director of design at Tiffany & Co., renegade fashion designer Betsy Johnson, furniture designer Dakota Jackson, Garden & Gun magazine’s editor and publisher, Asif Khan the London architect behind Coca-Cola’s Beatbox music pavilion at the London Olympics and Gina Sanders, President and CEO of Fairchild Fashion Media. Interesting highlights include film screenings and panel discussions with Lisa Immordino Vreeland for “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel,” and Atlanta filmmaker Deborah Riley  Draper for her “Versailles ’73 American Runway Revolution” [previously covered by LuxeCrush: ]. Also on the panel for Versailles: film subjects Stephen Burrows (fashion designer), Pat Cleveland (international model) and Cameron Silver (narrator, author, reality TV star and owner of vintage boutique Decades). 

Tom Ford and Domenico De Sole Tom Ford and Domenico De Sole

Don’t miss the lecture by Domenico De Sole on April 16 at 3PM on the SCAD Savannah campus entitled “Lessons Learned: The Gucci Turnaround and Tom Ford Start-Up.”  Luigi Colani, the world-renowned artist and “3-D philosopher” known for his early championship of bio-design, organic forms and aerodynamic principles will lecture on “Industrial Design and the Future” at SCAD-Savannah on April 15 at 6PM. Colani has designed everything from ballpoint pens to futuristic aircrafts.

And Wilfredo Rosado the NYC jewelry designer behind provocative cameos with Rolling Stone-esque carved tongues,  modern-day blackamoor brooches; feathered bangles and industrial-chic necklaces shaped like cog wheels, will discuss his cutting-eged work April 16 at 11:30AM at SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah.

In Atlanta, the SCAD Style Week highlights include a marketing crash course by two senior marketing pros from Ralph Lauren at 6PM on April 15; a screening of the documentary on modernist design duo Leila and Massimo Vignelli (the Vignellis created the graphics for New York’s subway system, logos for everyone from American Airlines to Bloomingdales, and single-handedly introduced the Helvetica typeface to America ) at 6PM April 16, followed by a panel with the film’s directors; and a fashion conversation with up-and-coming fashion designer Bibhu Mohapatra about his latest NY Fashion Week runway creations at 6PM on April 18, followed by an exhibition reception.


For more information and the complete schedule of SCAD Style Week Events see: All events are free and open to the public. 

Bibhu Mohapatra and his designs Bibhu Mohapatra and his designs


Architect Asif Kahn (far right) and his Coca Cola Beatbox music pavilion Architect Asif Kahn (far right) and his Coca Cola Beatbox music pavilion


Diana Vreeland with a model Diana Vreeland with a model


Wilfredo Rosado and one of his designs Wilfredo Rosado and one of his designs