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>  SCAD to host SCAD Style 2012, April 16-20
April 3, 2012

SCAD Style, an engaging series of lectures, exhibitions and film screenings from renowned artists, designers and industry professionals, will take place April 16-20 at SCAD's Atlanta, Hong Kong and Savannah locations. The series will highlight several SCAD study programs including fashion, architecture and industrial design. All lectures are free and open to the public.

The following is a schedule of events (subject to change):


Monday, April 16



Savannah

  • 11:30 a.m., SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
    Film: "Eames: The Architect and the Painter"
    The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America's most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But, their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life-from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age-has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, "Eames: The Architect and the Painter" is the first film since their deaths dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.
     
  • 7 p.m., SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
    Lecture: Florian Idenburg, architect
    Idenburg is co-founder of architecture office Solid Objectives-Idenburg Liu (SO - IL). Since its inception, SO - IL has worked on projects ranging from a series of prints for the Guggenheim Museum to the master plan of a cultural campus in Seoul. Idenburg was senior associate at SANAA-the Pritzker Prize-winning firm of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa.

Atlanta

  • 11:30 a.m., SCAD Atlanta, Events Space, fourth floor, building C, 1600 Peachtree St.
    Lecture: Gregory Wein, style director at Surface Magazine
    Wein oversees all fashion and style direction and content for the magazine focused on design, fashion, art and architecture. In addition, he is a freelance fashion stylist and fashion editor.
     
  • 6 p.m., SCAD Atlanta, Events Space, fourth floor, building C, 1600 Peachtree St.
    Lecture: Laurie Pressman, vice president at Pantone
    In her role as Vice President at Pantone, the leading authority on color, Pressman is responsible for creating the strategic vision and developing the marketing platform for Pantone's fashion, home and interiors division on an international basis. Pressman will present her 2013 trend report and will discuss how color is spreading into new end-uses and connecting to material, shape, and form in a much more integral way - and how it will play in terms of finish, fabric, and form for Spring/Summer 2013.

Tuesday, April 17



Savannah

  • 11:30 a.m., SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
    Lecture: Gregory Wein, style director at Surface Magazine
    Wein oversees all fashion and style direction and content for the magazine focused on design, fashion, art and architecture. In addition, he is a freelance fashion stylist and fashion editor.
     
  • 3 p.m., SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
    Linda Heasley, president and CEO of The Limited
    The Limited is an iconic fashion retailer that offers high-quality, private-label apparel with over 240 mall locations throughout the United States. During her time with The Limited, Heasley has revamped the stores' product lines; introduced new brand positioning for a new customer; launched an e-commerce site; commissioned new store design; inaugurated a new national advertising campaign and returned The Limited to profitability for the first time in 17 years.
     
  • 6 p.m., SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
    Lecture: Laurie Pressman, vice president at Pantone
    In her role as Vice-President at Pantone, the leading authority on color, Pressman is responsible for creating the strategic vision and developing the marketing platform for Pantone's fashion, home and interiors division on an international basis. Pressman will present her 2013 trend report and will discuss how color is spreading into new end-uses and connecting to material, shape, and form in a much more integral way - and how it will play in terms of finish, fabric, and form for Spring/Summer 2013.

Atlanta

  • 3 p.m., SCAD Atlanta, Events Space, fourth floor, building C, 1600 Peachtree St.
    Lecture and Book Signing: Amy Flurry, "Recipe for Press"
    Flurry is a freelance writer, editor and stylist of 15 years with work featured in InStyle; Condé Nast Traveler; O, The Oprah Magazine; Four Seasons; House Beautiful; Country Living; and Refinery29. In addition to her editorial work, Flurry has provided brand consulting and copy-writing for a mix of fashion and lifestyle clients. She will lecture on her new book, "Recipe for Press," a "guide to being your own publicist."

Hong Kong

  • 7:30-8:30 p.m., SCAD Hong Kong, 292 Tai Po Road, Hong Kong, Courtroom 1
    Panel: Hong Kong design and social responsibility
    Panel participants:
    • Christina Dean, founder and CEO, Redress
    • Michael Leung, founder and creative director, HK Honey and Studio Leung
    • Billy Potts, founder, Handsome Bag Co.

Wednesday, April 18



Savannah

  • 11:30 a.m., SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
    Lecture: John Bricker, principal and creative director, Gensler
    Gensler is a global architecture, design, planning and consulting firm with more than 2,500 professionals in more than 30 locations. As creative director for Gensler, Bricker leads the hospitality, retail and brand design studios. With a broad understanding of the issues facing businesses today, Bricker directs his teams in initiating a holistic approach to a design process encompassing brand development, retail environments, branded workplaces, showrooms, exhibition design, identity, print, and environmental communications.
     
  • 3 p.m., SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
    Lecture and Book Signing: Amy Flurry, "Recipe for Press"
    Flurry is a freelance writer, editor and stylist of 15 years with work featured in InStyle; Condé Nast Traveler; O, The Oprah Magazine; Four Seasons; House Beautiful; Country Living; and Refinery29. In addition to her editorial work, Flurry has provided brand consulting and copy-writing for a mix of fashion and lifestyle clients. She will lecture on her new book, "Recipe for Press," a "guide to being your own publicist."
  • 6 p.m., SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
    Lecture and Book Signing: Hal Rubenstein, fashion director of InStyle
    Rubenstein is the fashion director of InStyle and one of its founding editors. Formerly the men's style editor of The New York Times Magazine, he has written cover stories and interviews, and served as a columnist on various pop-culture topics for The New Yorker, New York magazine, Interview, Elle, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Details. He will lecture on his book "100 Unforgettable Dresses," filled with the stories behind the most indelible dresses in our collective memories, featuring looks from the runway, film, television, red carpet, and the worlds of royalty and politics.

Atlanta

  • 6 p.m., SCAD Atlanta, Events Space, fourth floor, building C, 1600 Peachtree St.
    Lecture: John Gidding, interior designer and architect and reality-star
  • Gidding is an accomplished architect and interior designer with design offices in New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles, where his bespoke custom furniture is fabricated. He is also an HGTV personality, as designer and host for "Curb Appeal: The Block."

Hong Kong

  • 7:30-8:30 p.m., SCAD Hong Kong, 292 Tai Po Road, Hong Kong, Courtroom 1
    Panel: Fashion and social media
    Panel participants:
    • JJ. Acuna, founder and editor, theWanderlister+ Asia
    • Arne Eggers, fashion editor, Hong Kong Tatler
    • Danielle Huthart, director and founder, Whitespace
    • Paul Mogg, film director and visual creator
    • Collin Thompson, founder and CEO, CIPHER

Thursday, April 19



Savannah

  • 3 p.m., SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
    Lecture: Wes Gordon, fashion designer
    An Atlanta native, Gordon has worked under Tom Ford and Oscar de la Renta, garnered rave reviews from editors and buyers for his successful namesake label, collaborated with Manolo Blahnik for his spring 2012 show, designed an upcoming capsule collection with Jones New York, and just won the prestigious Fashion Group International Rising Star Award for his sophisticated designs and sharp tailoring.
     
  • 7 p.m., SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
    Film and discussion: "The Tents" followed by discussion with director James Belzer
    "The Tents" explores the birth and growth of New York Fashion Week from its beginnings at Bryant Park to its new home at Lincoln Center. Its story is told with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and intimate interviews with top fashion players such as Betsey Johnson, Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Glenda Bailey, Hal Rubenstein, Tommy Hilfiger and Zac Posen.

Atlanta

  • 11 a.m., SCAD Atlanta, Events Space, fourth floor, building C, 1600 Peachtree St.
    Film and discussion: "The Tents" followed by discussion with director James Belzer
    "The Tents" explores the birth and growth of New York Fashion Week from its beginnings at Bryant Park to its new home at Lincoln Center. Its story is told with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and intimate interviews with top fashion players such as Betsey Johnson, Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Glenda Bailey, Hal Rubenstein, Tommy Hilfiger and Zac Posen.
     
  • 6 p.m., SCAD Gallery Hop, 1600 Peachtree Street
  • 7 p.m., SCAD Atlanta, Events Space, fourth floor, building C, 1600 Peachtree St.
    Lecture: Mimi Plange, fashion designer
    Ghanaian born and southern California raised, Plange began her eponymous luxury-wear label, formally known as Boudoir D'huitres, in 2008 with a desire to create American sportswear inspired by Victorian and African historical fashion. Today, she is sold in boutiques in North America, Belgium, Dubai, Qatar and Kuwait.

Friday, April 20



Savannah

  • 9 a.m., SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
    Lecture: Ezio Manzini, industrial designer
    Ezio Manzini is perhaps the world's leading expert on sustainable design, with a focus on creating solutions encompassing both environmental and social quality. He is professor of industrial design at Milan Polytechnic, where he is director of CIRIS (the Interdepartmental Centre for Research on Innovation for Sustainability). He is the author of several design books, including "The Material of Invention, Artifacts: Towards a New Ecology of the Artificial Environment," and "Solid Side: The Search for Consistency in a Changing World." His recent book, "Sustainable Everyday" envisions what life might be like in a sustainable society, putting forth possible scenarios and workable alternatives.
     
  • 11:30 a.m., SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
    Lecture: Ravi Sawhney, industrial designer
    Sawhney leads the design team at RKS as founder and CEO, and is also an author, lecturer and thought leader on design and innovation. He helped invent the touch screen, reinvented the electric guitar, developed now-nostalgic children's favorite Teddy Ruxpin, and has helped deliver clever product solutions and concepts more recently for global clients in many categories. Sawhney co-authored "Predictable Magic: Unleash the Power of Design Strategy to Transform Your Business" and champions design's power to effect positive change in business, in lives and throughout the world.
     
  • 8 p.m., SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.
    Film: "Urbanized"
    "Urbanized" is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders and thinkers.

For a complete schedule of events, visit scadstyle.com.