Here in Savannah, at the Savannah College of Art and Design, we’re saying goodbye to spring and hello to summer by attending amazing day and night events. These events include the Sidewalk Arts Festival, where all art majors come together to participate on an outdoor activity, the Open-Studio events for selected majors displaying the best productions by the local students, and the Annual SCAD Fashion Show at the Trustees Theater, which this year concluded with more than a charmed audience because of the wonderful work by the fresh fashion design alumni that soon will be the next big names in the fashion industry.
At early summer, from all the SCAD community, the fashion graduates have been displaying the majority of their work all across the city and previously at the fashion show. Eventually, Savannah transforms itself from a small city to an extensive open gallery. And as a plus, the fusion between the exclusive productions and the street-wear style is a treat that the locals and tourists get to enjoy.
During the past weeks, while I was walking around the main street of the beautiful city of Savannah, in Broughton St., I ran into a person who is not only a very close of friend of mine, but the next big name and personality in the fashion industry, Travis Mann.
Travis is a fresh alumni from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A in Fashion Design, and if you ever have the luck to get into a good conversation with him you’ll get to know the amazing story behind the journey of how he got to be who he is today, and I promise he will leave you absolutely breathless. For having such a young age, he has been the main talk around Savannah after his stunning presence at the Annual SCAD Fashion Show, not only because his menswear collection was breathtaking, but also because some of the most distinguished guests among the show, such as Francisco Costa (article featuring Travis Mann’s name in WWD), requested some of his exclusive designs, in this case, his iconic cropped-pleated trousers for their own and personal wardrobe.
When I ran into Travis, he was wearing a pair of his own designed and sewn black cropped-pleated trousers, which I completely fell in love with. He completed his outfit by wearing a white dressing shirt from Marc by Marc Jacobs, and as we all know the outfit from such a fashionista, he will never miss the accessories. In this case, a beautiful pair of black leather shoes by ALDO Shoes. Only by starring at him wearing this fantastic outfit, you are able to see how his style reflects as very elegant and subtle for the city of Savannah. But the potential that Travis has as a designer is absolutely priceless and I just can’t wait to see how he explores this wonderful gift of originality and design, when soon, he’ll hit the big runways at the capital of the world, New York City.