photography KIEFFER (kiefferphotography.com)
A mixture of cool kids, to staunch academia, to your average Joes and Janes graced the audience at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Fashion 2008 runway show. Papierdoll was invited to the Thursday May 1st afternoon show – the first of four shows. Sitting front row SAIC did not disappoint with an eclectic array of talent from the sophomore, junior, and senior showcases.
Highlights were collections that told stories, as well as showed designing talent. The sophomore collections infused pleats into several collections, which spoke volumes, and showed us the merriment of design with crazy structural pieces. Sophomore favorites: Shruti Kirti, Andrea Bell, Jin Hee Heo, Yeju Kang. The junior collections had a few hits and misses, but designers Kelly Kroener, Joanna Gettelfinger, Jessica Mikesell, and Natalie Busby, definitely proved there were more hits! Last, but not least, the senior collections told stories from electronic fanfare to personal interpretations of literary tales. Senior darlings: Julie Adams, Mi Ri Uhm, and Rachel Frank.
Once again, via creative and innovative talent, SAIC does not lack the competency to capture the attention of not only the audience, but the fashion industry.