Dockers has been teaming up with influential people in the menswear industry for their documentary-style Men of Style Series, and they recently featured Charleston's own K. Cooper Ray. The Social Primer founder is promoting the Alpha khaki, part of the Spring/Summer 2013 collection. The clip was filmed in Charleston.
Other tastemakers featured in the series include Michael Williams (A Continuous Lean), Lizzie Garrett (Tomboy Style), Luis Ruano (Managing Editor, Highsnobiety), Javier Gonzalez (Filmmaker, Halley), and Doug Conklyn (SVP of Global Design, Dockers).
Check out all of the videos right here, and Ray's is below.
Are you a local Etsy shop owner? The Charleston Area Etsy Craft Night will provide an intimate networking event for artists and crafters in the Lowcountry.
The event will be held at SpaceCraft Studios in West Ashley, and it’ll be geared toward local Etsy artisans or folks who might need guidance on how to turn a hobby or skill into a business. They’ll also offer a few brief demonstrations on skill sets for marketing, including how to take great product photographs.
The Craft Night is on May 11 from 4-6 p.m., and it is free and open to all South Carolinians who have an Etsy shop.
Though we like to think of Charleston as the most fashionable city in the southeast, it’s our sister city, Savannah, that’s styling this week. The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is hosting its annual SCAD Style Week this week, featuring a slew of noteworthy designers and style connoisseurs.
Included among these fashion experts is Domenico De Soto, former Gucci Group president, who helped Tom Ford establish his brand, Tom Ford International. De Soto now serves as the chairman at Tom Ford International and will lecture about the lessons he’s learned in the fashion industry at SCAD’s Museum of Art today at 3 p.m. on Tues. April 16.
Later on Tuesday, SCAD School of Fashion Dean Michael Fink will accompany filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland for the screening and discussion of Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel at 6 p.m. in the museum.
On Wednesday, the SCAD Art Museum will host several more fashionable lectures. They begin with words from design consultant Keith Granet on “Why Creatives Must Build a Business Entourage” at 11:30 a.m. Following Granet is interior designer Charlotte Moss with “What Sparks Your Creativity?” at 3 p.m. Wednesday night, fashion consultant Fern Mallis, founder of New York Fashion Week, will join renowned fashion designer Betsey Johnson for a discussion about their experience in the industry. These fiercely iconic women have much wisdom to impart upon anyone with an interest in design. Their conversation begins at 6 p.m. at the SCAD Museum of Art.
Thursday, get the scoop on Garden & Gun, the go-to magazine for southern culture and arts. The panel discussion will consist of the magazine’s president and CEO Rebecca Wesson Darwin, editor David DiBenedetto, brand development director Jessica Derrick, art director Marshall McKinney, and senior style editor M.K. Quinlan. If you’ve got any interest in the magazine business, get to the museum by 11:30 a.m. Thursday for this talk on “The Future of the Lifestyle Magazine.” In the afternoon, architect and designer Asif Khan will lecture "Seeing and Created" at 3 p.m. in the museum. Neil Denari, architect at NDMA, will follow in the evening with "Apperiences" at 6 p.m.
Friday begins with a conversation between California-based design writer Zahid Sardar and furniture designer Dakota Jackson at SCAD’s student center at 11:30 a.m. In the afternoon, Gina Sanders, president and CEO at Fairchild Fashion Media will lecture on “The Power of ‘And’” at SCAD’s student center. Over at Poetter Hall, interior designer Nathan Turner will lecture at the same time. Friday wraps at 5 p.m. with a trunk show, “Fleabags,” from Shira Entis.
For more information about what’s going on at SCAD style week, check out scadstyle.com.