By Nicholas Lawrence
This weekend, District talked with two fashion majors for the upcoming Fashion Show on May 19.
The participants of the 2012 SCAD Fashion Show are revealed Monday, so we spoke with Alexis Asplundh, a fourth-year fashion design major from Bryn Athyn, Penn. to discuss the process and benefits of this event.
“At this point I am among 60, or 65, 70 who are going to the jury show, which is tomorrow, and then after the jury show on Sunday they all sit down and decide who’s going to be in the fashion show, and then the fashion show. So we find out if were in the SCAD fashion show on Monday. If I did get in I’d be one of 25.”
Industry professionals will be there such as Ralph Rucci and Andre Leon Tally, but aside from the experience and networking opportunities that this event provides, she says that it is also a point of pride.
“It’s also just like a sense of pride. You know, we’ve been working on these collections since last summer so nine months you know we’ve been working on these collections that’s a long time to put like that’s a lot of time that you’re putting into 6 looks and it’s a fun way to show the rest of the school what you’re doing. It’s kind of the way that you know animation and stuff they do the little senior films and stuff that’s – the fashion show is our like this is what we’ve been working on for nine months like be proud and its fun. It’s just fun to show.
Having worked in a few fashion shows herself, she strongly recommends that under classmen get involved in events like these.
“I would tell them definitely try to be involved in the fashion show go to it maybe not, I mean it’s a cool thing to go to but definitely it’s nice to know kind of what’s going to happen so definitely I’d suggest going your junior year if you don’t go all the years.”
We also spoke with Kristin Shore, a second-year fashion major from Elkin, N.C. She told us why she is attending the event and what she’s expecting to gain.
“I like looking at the different seniors and I want to compare it to last year and I’m sorta just…I really want to see Eduardo Calvo I think is his name, he won the Project Runway’s scholarship, so I really want to see his designs. I think it’s important for me to go because I just love to absorb any kind of like, information I can from SCAD that has to do with fashion because I mean it all pays off later.”
This is a huge SCAD event every year with a lot of experience and networking opportunities. Be sure to take advantage of it and tune in for our coverage of the Fashion Show on May 19. Savvy in Savannah this has been Nick Lawrence reporting for District.