The fashion world comes to Atlanta this week for SCADstyle

Mingle with designers, editors, and industry insiders at the 12th annual event
A SCADstyle conversation with Derek Blasberg

Courtesy of Savannah College of Art and Design | Photograph by Justin Chan

The fashion world descends on SCAD’s Atlanta, Savannah, and Hong Kong campuses this week for the 12th annual SCADstyle. The weeklong series of lectures and conversations (chaired by Imran Amed, founder of fashion news site Business of Fashion) brings together glossy magazine editors, A-List fashion and interior designers, and industry insiders. And you don’t have to be a student to mingle with the crowd; all events are open to the public, and most are free.

Local events kicked off yesterday with a talk from the founding editor of, Faran Krentcil. Last night man-about-town Derek Blasberg (CNN’s style host, Vanity Fair’s “Our Man on the Street,” celeb party fixture extraordinaire) chatted media industry trends with WSJ. Magazine editor in chief Kristina O’Neill. The grand finale this Thursday? The opening of the latest exhibition at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, a historical shoe smorgasbord curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Here’s a look at what else you can catch at SCADstyle in Atlanta this week:

2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 12 at SCADshow
Conversation: “Designing Space,” with interior designer Ryan Korban and Lauren Sherman, New York editor for the Business of Fashion. Korban, a New York–based interior designer known for his use of eclectic, exotic fabrics, has designed interiors for fashion houses like Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, and Balenciaga.

2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 13 at SCADshow
Presentation: Illustrator and author Dallas Shaw chats branding and signs her new book The Way She Wears It: The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Revealing Your Personal Style. Her leggy, whimsical fashion drawings have appeared on works for Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, and Christian Louboutin. Books will be available for purchase.

7 p.m., Thursday, April 13 at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film
The opening of fashion exhibition Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, a Victoria and Albert Museum curated show making its only Southeastern stop at SCAD FASH. View more than 200 pairs of shoes that range from ancient Egyptian slippers to gravity-defying futuristic platforms by the late architect Zaha Hadid. A members-only reception begins at 6 p.m.; the public is welcome at 7 p.m., $10 admission fee.

Salvatore Ferragamo, Rainbow sandal, 1938

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Check out the full events calendar for Atlanta and Savannah.