EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Astrid Hyland C R E AT I V E D I R E C T O R Hannah Aylward PHOTO/BOOKINGS EDITOR Hannah Aylward A S S I S TA N T C R E AT I V E DIRECTOR/STYLIST David Gale ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Lewis Davis
MANAG I N G DI R ECTOR Madison White
ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHY LAUREN McLEAN EDITING MEGAN FOSTER FA S H I O N B R O O K E AT W O O D TAY LO R M I L L E R W E A R S # B R O O K E AT W O O D Hair and Makeup Astrid Hyland Model Taylor Miller
Lauren McLean Megan Foster Tauri Scruggs Meagan Henry Hannah Aylward Taylor Miller SCAD Savannah DeRenne Building
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22 UP ALL NIGHT 24 V REVIEWS V Magazine reviews the book,“A Life In Men”, Fox’s new series “Gracepoint”, Foster the People’s anticipated sophomore album and indie film “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. 2 6 R A C H E L K A I T LY N J O H N S O N Emerging minimalist fashion designer and SCAD student.
28 DEFINE ART Recognizing talented artists and creators from across the country at the SCAD Museum of Art. #SCADMOA
4 2 S PA N S A N F I L L E S These young, talented avant garde designers make a serious statement.
30 YMA YMA Fashion Scholarship fund recognized a record number of SCAD Fashion students at this year’s event.
5 4 B R O O K E AT W O O D Just a little bit sweet with a lot of rock ‘n roll.
34 POWER STEPPING The higher the heel, the better. Hot fall shoes dispelling the rumors of a sneaker takeover. 36 HAND HELD Grab hold of these fall essentials. 40 SWE ET SCE NTS Time to stop smelling the roses and start wearing them! 41 P R O C H O I C E New Marc Jacobs nail lacquer colors for fall.
64 STREET CRED Hit the streets in these chic looks.
70 N E W S E A S O N N E W LO O K S New additions to your wardrobe this fall 76 S A R A H E L I Z A B E T H B O R S T Up and coming photographer at SCAD.
In todayâ€™s fast paced world of constant innovation and new technology, individuals are forgetting to take time to identify the important things in life. It is crucial to take time to recognize the emerging talent and designers across the world and this is something many cultures have slowly shied away from due to the bombardment of technology in our lives. These up and coming creators will shape or even completely alter the way we will see art, fashion and design. Fashion trends, statement and meaningful pieces of art and new forms of design are all born from the talented minds of the emerging designers. If it were not for them our society would cease to grow, change and reshape. 20
In this Issue of V we have taken the time to recognize these emerging talents and put their names and incredible works of art on display. Our cover designer and talent, Brooke Atwood, creates garments that are a little bit sweet, with a little bit of rock-n roll. Spansan Filles; two student designers have created a collection out of recycled clothing and materials. Rachel Johnson, an up and coming minimalist fashion designer and Sarah Borst, a highly talented photographer may both play key roles in shaping the way we see art and design in the future. These bright, creative and talented minds must be identified and praised for their incredible works of art, and this Emerging Talent Issue of V Mag has made it their mission to do so.
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Teresa Missoni Georgia Tal
Rita Ora Cleo Wade
Chiara Ferragni Jeremy Scott
MOSCHINO DINNER Fiona Scarry
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Elizabeth von Guttman
Anna Dello Russo Giambattista Valli
GIAMBATTISTA VALLI MILAN
Maria Carla Boscono
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Anna Dello Russo Georgia May Jagger
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G I NA FR AN G E LLO “A LI FE I N M E N” Gina Frangello is a true champion of indie literature—she’s an editor at The Rumpus and The Nervous Breakdown and has appeared repeatedly on the annual “Who Really Books Chicago” list—and yet she somehow finds time to write her own books, too. Frangello’s fiction is often sexual, seductive, forward, and frank. Her latest novel, A Life of Men, promises more in the same vein, with a story about two young friends, one recently diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, who travel the world seeking to fill their lives, however brief, with a wealth of experience. “The friendship between Mary and Nix had endured since childhood, a seemingly unbreakable bond, until the mid-1980s, when the two young women embarked on a summer vacation in Greece. It was a trip initiated by Nix, who had just learned that Mary had been diagnosed with a disease that would cut her life short and who was determined that it be the vacation of a lifetime. But by the time their visit to Greece was over, Nix had withdrawn from their friendship, and Mary had no idea why. Three years later, Nix is dead, and Mary returns to Europe to try to understand what went wrong. In the process she meets the first of many men that she will spend time with as she travels throughout the world. Through them she experiences not only a sexual awakening but a spiritual and emotional awakening that allows her to understand how the past and the future are connected and to appreciate the freedom to live life adventurously.”
FOX’S “G R AC E POI NT” A Time Lord and Skyler White team up to solve a mystery! Fox’s Gracepoint is the 10-episode U.S. event series version of acclaimed UK series Broadchurch. David Tennant (Doctor Who) co-starred in the original series and will reprise more-or-less the same role in the Fox version of the show, a brittle detective here named Emmett Carver. The crime drama about the search for a young boy’s killer now stars Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) in the role originated by Olivia Colman, and Fox’s Kevin Reilly has declared that it will have a ‘different ending’ from the British version, ‘so there will be something to stay tuned for.’ Other than that, it’s almost eerily similar, as we have James Strong (who directed some of the original’s episodes) also directing across the pond, and Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall writing the pilot of Gracepoint. Broadchurch is now the Choose Your Own Adventure of crime drama, but we’ll all probably be tuning in regardless to relive that maddening wait to find out whodunnit. Gracepoint will debut on Fox this fall- also starring Nick Nolte, Jacki Weaver, Michael Peña, Kevin Rankin, Virginia Kull and Kevin Zegers. 24
FOSTE R TH E PEO PLE “SU PE R MOD E L” Foster the People had been teasing their new LP for weeks early on in the year, finally releasing Supermodel, the band’s second album, on March 18th on Columbia Records. The 12-track effort, led by the new single “Coming of Age,” which is built on bright guitar riffs, layered vocals and snappy handclaps. Foster the People broke out with their debut LP, 2011’s Torches, and its ubiquitous single “Pumped Up Kicks.” In the wake of that success, frontman Mark Foster composed the score for Alejandro Monteverde’s film Little Boy, which ended up inspiring the “more orchestral” direction of Supermodel. “Definitely working on the film and going to Prague and recording the orchestra, which I’d never done before – I’d never written a piece and then watched 50 musicians bring it to life – it’s one of the most powerful things I’ve ever been a part of, to see an orchestra construct an original piece of music,” Foster states. He also notes the influence of “North and West Africa,” particularly on opener “Are You What You Wanna Be,” which features a “6/8 African shuffle rhythm in the verse.” Overall, he says the album was intended to be “more organic and human, because the first record was so electronic and synthetic.” “It’ll be interesting,” he says. “It’s not the record that people are gonna expect us to release second. It’s definitely an evolution for us, and it’s a more polarizing record for us, so I’m excited to see how it’s received, for better or worse.”
WES AN D E R S ON “TH E G R AN D B U DAPEST HOTE L” Wes Anderson doesn’t so much direct movies as build them from scratch, brick by colorful brick. Sweating the details. All of them, all the time, to an extent that can be maddening. He’s an architect of whimsy, his brain an overstuffed filing cabinet of elaborate blueprints. But not in “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” where the writer-director’s familiar style blends with a group of unexpected factors to create a magnificently cockeyed entertainment. Anderson’s latest invention, The Grand Budapest Hotel, may be his most meticulously realized, beginning with the towering, fictional building for which it’s named. From the outside, this luxury establishment—situated in a scenic corner of an imaginary Eastern European country—resembles nothing so much as a giant, frosted birthday cake, delectable enough to devour. On the inside, it’s a museum of invented history, every room dressed with so much Andersonian stuff that it could inspire a whole series of spinoffs. Were the merit of the man’s films determined solely by the amount of bric-a-brac they contain, this new one would surely rank first in his illustrious filmography. With credits including “Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Darjeeling Limited” and the stop-motion animation “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” Anderson works so assiduously to create obsessively detailed on-screen worlds that the effect has sometimes been hermetic, even stifling. “The Grand Budapest,” however, is anything but. Delighting in all manner of old movie tropes, from elaborate chases to hairs-breadth escapes to Victorian plot devices like “the second copy of the second will,” this playful yet poignant film, anchored by a knockout performance by Ralph Fiennes, tells the Boys’ Own Adventure yarn of how a celebrated hotel concierge and a lowly lobby boy team up to have the adventure 25 of a lifetime.
R AC H E L KAITLYN J O H N S O N What made you chose to come to SCAD and major in fashion design? RKJ I have known I wanted to be in fashion design since I was
probably about 13 years old or so. It is not something I really had to decide on it is just inherent in my nature to create and I could not imagine doing anything else with my life. And when it came to apply to college I actually went to the The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles for a year and then made the transfer to SCAD. I chose SCAD because I did not want to go to another big city for college and I like the entire fashion program, it was important for me to have a strong Fashion Design program as well as Fashion Merchandising and Management since I am a double major. I have been more than impressed with my professors in both majors and their level of professionalism and instruction, they are truly dedicated to seeing that their students succeed in their career path.
What is your design aesthetic? My aesthetic is minimalistic and modern. RKJ I am very inspired by minimalism in art and modern architecture. I like
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What do you hope to do upon graduation from SCAD? RKJ I would love to be on a concept design team at a
company such as The Row, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Calvin Klein, or Balencnciaga, since I am so inspired by their brands. And on the side I hope to be working on my own branding and work.
What is the inspiration for your most recent designs? RKJ Some of my most recent designs were inspired by Mark Rothko’s paintings and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a German-American architect that paved the way in modern architecture. The dress made from neoprene is actually also inspired by the 1960s culture being fascinated with space and futurism. I think this is one of the most influential and beautiful times during 20th century fashion. The designs reached a truly modern stage and have greatly inspired later designers.
Who are your fashion idols and which designs influence you? RKJ I would say that some of my favorite designers are Cristóbal Balenciaga who had a beautiful eye for silhouettes that were cutting edge for his time. I also truly love Francisco Costa’s work for Calvin Klein, we were fortunate enough to have his Spring 2013 collection at the SCAD museum and his use of textiles really is exceptional and his silhouettes are crisp and beautiful. Lastly I have been extremely in love with The Row, since its creation by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen they have an incredible eye for textiles, knitwear, and print.
DEFINE ART Each year, Savannah College of Art and Design at the Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong campuses put together a showcase of lectures, exhibitions and public events from incredible honoree artists from around the world. This year, SCAD presents the fifth annual DeFine Art showcase from February 18th to the 21st. Each year, 15 installations are brought in from creative and talented artisans to each of the SCAD museums around the world. Lecture series and public events are also included to give the attendants the most immersive possible experience into the art world.
SCAD DeFine Art is an incredible, annual program that gives its viewers a sense of what is to come next in the incomparable world of art. “Through exhibitions, performances, lectures and panel discussions, SCAD’s deFINE ART program gives SCAD students and our communities unparalleled access to contemporary artists who are at the forefront of what is going on in the art world and who are, in many ways, pioneering new creative platform. - Laurie Ann Farrell, SCAD executive director of exhibitions.
VIVIAN E SASSE N EXH I B ITION: I N AN D OUT OF FASH ION
Viviane Sassen’s “In and Out of Fashion” is on view at the museum’s André Leon Talley Gallery, the only dedicated couture gallery in the southern U.S. In this installation conceived for the SCAD Museum of Art, Sassen experiments with bringing elements from her staged photography (mirrors, collage, tape, color filters) into the museum space. The intricate layering of lights and images reflects Sassen’s bewildering language, with its intertwined bodies, sculptural compositions and abstract forms. Her fashion photography is marked by innovative strength and surreal beauty. The collaboration with a team of stylists, art directors, models and makeup artists creates the conditions for a creative playground, a “laboratory” in which Sassen pushes the limits of conventional forms and colors, subverting fashion’s prevailing codes and conventions. Models’ limbs are cut out, merged into the background or turned into amorphous tangles; deep color patches make innocuous images otherworldly. The projection of these bold compositions onto mirrors and walls at various angles, with disregard to the constraints of gravity, makes the riddles in Sassen’s images even more complex.
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MAT TH EW B R AN DT E XH I B ITI O N: LAK E S AN D R E SE RVO I R S “Lakes and Reservoirs,” an exhibition of photographs by
“The Triptych,” making its museum premiere, is Yellin’s largest and most complex work, a massive 12-ton, three-paneled epic, embodying his vision of the world and consciousness. For Yellin, “the universe and the mind are shadowy places seething with dark magic, seas of boundless depth and possibility, overflowing with joy and disaster. In this composition of clippings, acrylic and glass, Yellin presents a surreal spectacle.
Los Angeles-based photographer Matthew Brandt, is the artist’s first solo show in the Southeast. Influenced largely by generations of landscape photographers before him, Brandt’s process of exploration and experimentation takes the tradition one step further. Using his surroundings as an additive medium, Brandt’s printed photographs are bathed in a mixture of water collected from the site in which the composition was derived. Through this experimental process, the artist becomes closer to his specific subjects and gains a better understanding of his surroundings as a whole. This controlled technique mirrors the chemical composite of the photographed landscape and therefore symbolizes today’s ecological concerns about the deterioration of our natural world.
ALFR E D O JAAR EXH I B ITION: SHADOWS This SCAD commissioned piece, “Shadows” will make its world debut at DeFine art this year. The work follows in the footsteps of “The Sound of Silence” (2006) as a second part to the trilogy of installations revolving around the power of one extraordinary documentary image. The piece unravels the narrative and history of a photograph taken by Koen Wessing in Nicaragua during the height of the revolution in 1978. Echoing the photographer’s masterpiece and paying homage to the golden age of photojournalism, Jaar’s installation employs a similar strategy to construct narrative. Viewers are guided through “Shadows” by light and sequential images that simultaneously illuminate and obscure readings of moments of loss, reverence and collective transcendence.
Founded in 1937, The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) is a national non-profit association made up of influential members of the fashion community. They are dedicated to promoting education of the fashion arts and business by granting scholarships to talented students and facilitating internships, mentorships and career programs. FSFâ€™s goal is to advance the fashion industry by encouraging gifted and enterprising young people to pursue careers in design, merchandising, retailing and business so the industry will continue to attract dedicated, capable and creative individuals. Record donations of over $16 million have been received in the past ten years. 30
As further support to its scholars, FSF facilitates internships with prestigious fashion companies and provides career mentoring by prominent senior executives who serve on the FSF Board. Participating companies have included Calvin Klein, Li & Fung, VF Sportswear, Fishman & Tobin, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne, Nordstrom, Macyâ€™s, Perry Ellis, Bloomingdales, Levi Strauss & Co., Target, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste and Tommy Hilfiger to name just a few. The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is proud of its work and is wholly committed to its mission of recruiting, nurturing and cultivating the best students so that they become the next generation of leaders in the fashion industry.
This year, a record of nine fashion design and fashion marketing students from SCAD won the prestigious award of YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund winner, along with $5,000 towards tuition. FSF had never seen so many winners from one institution of the arts in the history of the scholarship fund â€“ it was a wonderful time for the students as well as for the school. The winners of this years YMA scholarship include; Hannah Aylward, B.F.A. fashion marketing and management, Chanelle Bertelsen, B.F.A. fashion marketing and management, My Dinh, B.F.A. fashion design, Yin Han Jiang, B.F.A. fashion design, Rachel Johnson, B.F.A. fashion design, Linda La, B.F.A. fashion marketing and management, Annalise Lao, B.F.A. fashion design, Oliver Selby, B.F.A. fashion design, and Sania Tharani, B.F.A. fashion marketing and management. 31
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Sabrina Spanta and Chanelle Bertelsenâ€™s story first began freshman year at SCAD. Both being from the north; Sabrina from Michigan and Chanelle from Canada they were able to explore and embrace their new southern home with the same tenacity! Being roommates they quickly became brilliant friends: Sabrina studying fashion design and Chanelle Fashion marketing and Management. While their friendship grew, they soon realized their abilities to combine talents and assist each other in creative development. They both are determined individuals ready to take on new challenges and push creation. Though the two creators are young they know what they want, and are constantly discovering new design aesthetics to untimely uncover who they are. Never be fooled by the petite duo and girly demur, because their designs are always edgy, different, and avant-garde.
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Born and raised in a small town in Mississippi, didnâ€™t hold back Brookeâ€™s infatuation for high fashion. Brooke received her Business Degree in Oxford, MS at the University of Mississippi. It was in Oxford, shortly after her graduation that she opened a small boutique. There she learned pretty fast that retail was not for her, and that designing was really where her heart was. After 3 years in retail, Brooke packed her bags, dog and daughter and moved to Savannah, GA to attend Savannah College of Art and Design. She reluctantly learned how to sew professionally, found herself having a deep love affair with leather, and also became one of the first working fashion stylist in Savannah.
She graduated at SCAD in August 2010 with her Master of Arts in Fashion Design. Brooke’s designs are a little bit sweet, a little bit Rock-n-Roll. Her brand of casual, ‘not trying too hard’ takes inspiration from fearless attitudes, and her love for music and traveling. Brooke’s attention to detail along with her use of leather, are incorporated in most all of her designs. Her own effortless rocker chic style is apparent in all of her designs, she claims she is her own muse. She currently lives and designs in Savannah, GA; her line is produced in NYC. When not working on a fashion project, you can find Brooke attending as many live shows as possible (and blogging about it) and striving to be student of the month at Bikram Yoga Savannah.
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When did you first start photographing? SEB I picked up a camera as a child, as we all do, curious about a
gadget that had the ability to capture flowers, Barbie dolls and little siblings running around the house. When I was a sophomore in high Why do you prefer to shoot film rather than digital? school I took my first black and white film photography class, and SEB There is something nostalgic and romantic about from there, it was history. But I actually came to college majoring in working with film. You have no instant feedback, so you have to Performing Arts and then changed my major to Photography, because compose your shots with care. Grit and grain tickle my fancy as after traveling to Costa Rica with my family and documenting the trip, I realized that it was something I could do every single day for much as the click of the film advance. the rest of my life and be completely content and at peace with that.
As a photographer, what drives your image making? SEB Honestly, I struggle with over-inspiration and scatter
brain on a daily basis. I want to capture everything that I am experiencing, all of the time. I think that my obsession with image making comes from a perpetual urge to create. I was raised as a dancer who practiced nineteen hours a week, became obsessed with writing in her journal and was then introduced to painting and photographing as mediums equally relevant in their beauty and ability to move people. Endless artistic stimulation from dancing, writing, painting and photographing are givens in my life. Without those stimuli I would probably deteriorate. My very existence depends upon them.
What projects are you currently working on? SEB Well, for a while I was charmed by the idea of professional food photography, and had been focusing on that for the past year, until I realized that through doing food shoots, what really got my goat was the situations that kindled food gatherings- or any gathering for that matter. I love to see people in their habitats. Tradition, family and community are intriguing to me. I have also realized that producing “series” captivates me. Recently I have completed three series. My series called Boys & Girls focuses on gender recognition through the stages of development, represented through boy and girl balloons in their conventional pink and blue colors. The series I completed most recently is called “Spring Fresh”, and it explores the idea of the women’s body as pore-less, seamless and hairless while using flowers to represent body hair. Currently, I am working on a self-portrait assignment in black and white film, capturing myself in environments that I reside in.
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