SCADstyle proves to be a safe haven for the fashion obsessed

One of the most anticipated events on the SCAD calendar is SCADstyle, the three-day fashion driven event packed with panels and talks from a broad range of voices in the fashion industry. While conversing with these top design minds is the main source of excitement, student style is a major highlight.

SCAD students undoubtedly have an incredible fashion repertoire, but during SCAD style, they go even further. An observer gets to see their taste, ideas on self-image and personality through the unique looks they create.

On April 9, these individual student looks were captured just before the keynote conversation with designer Mary Katrantzou in the SCADshow lobby.

Photo by Ashley Cornett.

Cora Dent

First-year fashion marketing and management student.

The Connector: What did you get out of this SCADstyle event?

Dent: What I got from SCADstyle was face-to-face interaction with some of the leading fashion forces in today’s industry. It was amazing to hear about their experiences and growth as designers, brands and people.

The Connector: What does style mean to you?

Dent: I think style can be many things and to me isn’t in solely associated with what you choose to wear on your body. I believe it’s leading your own path and creating your own platform, whatever the medium. Style is change, innovation, diversity.

Photo by Ashley Cornett.

Marisa Deninno

Fourth-year fashion marketing and management student.

The Connector: What did you get out of this SCADstyle event?

Deninno: I thought this SCADstyle event was magical. It was so wonderful to see someone so charismatic and down to earth speak about her passion and journey. It is always inspiring to hear the stories behind such influential designers.

The Connector: What does style mean to you?

Deninno: To me, as it is for most people, style is a way to express myself. Not just from a personality standpoint, but mood and ambition ones as well. I love how I can portray how I am feeling a certain day through what I choose to put on. I love getting to play with basic pieces that I can mix and match to create something that goes with any mood. I also love the way an outfit can make me feel empowered and as if I can conquer the world. Style is more than just looking cool, it’s a way to tell a story.

Photo by Ashley Cornett.

Lashe Boudreaux

Second-year advertising student.

The Connector: What did you get out of this SCAD style event?

Boudreaux: Stand behind your art and know what came before you. Growth is important.

The Connector: What does style mean to you?

Boudreaux: Style is an outward expression of emotion, feels and vibes.

Photo by Ashley Cornett.

Christopher Parungao

Fourth-year fashion marketing and management student.

The Connector: What did you get out of this SCAD style event?

Parungao: The Mary Katrantzou discussion was enlightening. She shared her experiences about starting up in an industry that I’m trying to break into. Her success and achievements are inspiring.

The Connector: What does style mean to you?

Parungao: Style is a visual representation of your inner self and personality. It’s a way of introducing yourself to the world without saying a word.

Photo by Ashley Cornett.

Ashley Cornett

Third-year fashion marketing and management student.

The Connector: What did you get out of this SCAD style event?

Cornett: I connected with a simple line Mary Katrantzou said, ‘Stay true to yourself.’ I think she does this with her brand very well and I would love to follow those steps.

The Connector: What does style mean to you?

Cornett: To me it means a form of expression where I have the space to mix colors and fabrics to create something new.

Photo by Ashley Cornett.

Camy Lindsey

Second-year fashion marketing and management student.

The Connector: What did you get out of this SCAD style event?

Lindsey: I think what stood out to me from this event was getting to know how Mary Katrantzou grew her business and found her niche within the industry. I thought it was really inspiring that she was once in our position, and she’s living proof that hard work will pay off.

The Connector: What does style mean to you?

Lindsey: As for what style means to me, I think style is the art of expressing your personal aesthetic through your chosen medium. Of course, clothing is mine.