ATLANTA — The Savannah College of Art and Design has launched its first apparel and accessories collection, SCADgoods, designed by the college’s students and alumni.
The collection, which reflects the fashion industry’s current call for androgynous styling, not only responds to SCAD guests asking where they can buy clothes and accessories created by students, but also prepares students for their careers.
Paula Wallace, SCAD president and founder, said, “SCAD students experience a rigorous education in the classroom. SCAD also prepares students for professional careers by realizing student designs into sought-after limited editions. In addition to SCADgoods opportunities, the SCAD Colloborative Learning Center pairs students with leading businesses and brands through the year for real-world experience, and shopSCAD has been selling student, alumni, and faculty art and designs for more than 10 years.”
The capsule collection was designed by four students: Zachary Cyganek (a rugby shirt, quarter-snap pullover and tech hoodie); Demi Mummaw (collared hoodie, hoodie, utility vest, rugby shirt, quarter-snap pullover and tech hoodie); Cameron Madison (quilted leather backpack), and Seung Jeon Paik (script SCAD necklace and bracelet).
Said Cyganek, “These styles, inspired by the heritage lifestyle, give the classic collegiate look a modern update that is appropriate for a range of wearers.” Mummaw added, “I saw SCADgoods as a great opportunity to leave my mark at SCAD, and I worked hard to design a line that was versatile for every student.”
This is the first time that SCAD has asked students to design a capsule collection. It is available to buy exclusively at SCADgoods.com and in-store at shopSCAD in Savannah, Ga. Prices range from $18 for a T-shirt to $175 for the quilted leather backpack. SCAD said if there is interest in future collections, it will work with individual retailers to find the best match for the brand.
Wallace said the appeal of SCADgoods is trifold: “It’s fashionable, it’s classic, and it supports the next generation of taste makers.”