Eminent Chinese Couturiere Guo Pei joined 350 industry guests and Hong Kong style icons to celebrate SCAD's latest fashion program
HONG KONG, Jan. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) fashion student designs graced the runway at the fourth annual SCAD Hong Kong Fashion Showcase, Jan. 11, 2018. The show, curated by Michael Fink, Dean of the SCAD School of Fashion, spotlighted the designs of 25 senior fashion students and recently graduated alumni from many countries.
The event, held at the university's historic North Kowloon campus, hosted special guests; renowned Chinese couturiere Guo Pei, the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau and VIP industry representatives, in recognition of SCAD students' technical and conceptual achievement in fashion. Guo Pei's world-renowned designs are currently being exhibited at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta, Georgia and the Pei Ling Chan Gallery in Savannah, Georgia.
SCAD Hong Kong's Fashion Showcase highlights the university's commitment to professionally preparing young design talent and provides a high-profile platform for the best talent from SCAD internationally. The show was distinguished by seven local Hong Kong fashion students: Sammy Leung, Rosalina Ma, Endra Devi, Shady Wong, Jasmine Chow, Nara Chan and Chocolate Tsang.
Focusing on menswear, Sammy Leung is particularly interested in denim and has explored the fabric extensively in his collection, "City of Darkness." Leung is currently employed at Disney's costume department. Rosalina Ma's collection 'Morocco Tropica' is inspired by the bold colors and prints of Morocco, and is made out of organza and Italian swimwear fabric. Endra Devi's designs pay homage to 80s club culture, with bold psychedelic patterns. Her collection, 'Dark Paradise,' utilizes technically advanced crystal embellishment, laser cutting, quilting and bonding.
"The quality of the latest fashion collections from SCAD Hong Kong is proof of the creativity that surrounds SCAD students from the moment they walk through our doors, and the rigorous professional preparation they receive," said Dr. David Pugh, Vice President for SCAD Hong Kong. "At SCAD, our students are equipped with the tools to be visionary industry leaders of the future, the students whose work was featured on the Fashion Showcase 2018 catwalk are more than a testament to that."
SCAD fashion students gained first-hand experience running the show's backstage operations for this professional production, as special guest Guo Pei shared her invaluable experience as an international couturiere to the participating students.
About the SCAD graduate luxury and fashion management program
SCAD offers the world's first M.A. and M.F.A. degree programs in luxury and fashion management. These dynamic graduate programs were named No. 1 in the U.S., No. 1 in the world for learning experience and No. 1 in the U.S. for long-term value by The Business of Fashion in their Global Fashion School Rankings for 2017. SCAD empowers luxury and fashion management graduate students, almost half of whom are international students, to step into powerful roles at international companies, to launch entrepreneurial endeavors, and to become masters of art, design and the written word. Through award-winning degree programs, small class sizes and professionally connected faculty, students are prepared to realize their highest aspirations.
As part of its mission to prepare students for professional careers, SCAD continually cultivates mindful, meaningful relationships with industry leaders. SCAD graduates go on to work for businesses like: Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier, Louis Vuitton, Opening Ceremony, Thom Browne, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Swarovski, Versace, Elle magazine, Vogue and many others.
About Guo Pei
Guo Pei is China's most renowned couturiere and the first Chinese national designer invited to join the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. For more than 20 years, she has dressed distinguished ladies, royalty, political elite and international influencers. Her show-stopping, magnificent creations make her a modern messenger of her cultural heritage, making her Paris Fashion Week debut in January 2016 to wide critical acclaim.
Guo Pei has been named one of "Time" magazine's "100 Most Influential People" and one of The Business of Fashion's 500 "People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry." Her work has been covered by major international news and fashion media outlets, including "Vogue," "Women's Wear Daily," "The Sunday Times," "Harper's Bazaar," "The New York Times," "CNN" and "Forbes."
SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor's and master's degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors, as well as minors in more than 75 disciplines across its locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearning. With more than 35,000 alumni worldwide, SCAD demonstrates an exceptional education and unparalleled career preparation. The diverse student body, consisting of nearly 14,000, comes from across the U.S. and more than 100 countries worldwide.
In 2017, the prestigious Red Dot Design Rankings placed SCAD as the top university in the United States and in the top two universities in the Americas and Europe. Career preparation is woven into every fiber of the university, resulting in a superior alumni placement rate. In a study of Spring 2016 SCAD graduates, 98 percent were employed, pursuing further education, or both within 10 months of graduation. For more information, visit the official SCAD blog.
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