Catherine Malandrino Announced as 2009 Style Mentor for Savannah College of Art and Design



Catherine Malandrino has been selected as one of four top designers by the Savannah College of Art and Design Style Lab in Savannah and Atlanta to mentor senior student talent in the fashion department. The 2009 Style Lab mentors’ and their respective designs can be seen everywhere from the red carpet to Page Six, as they are all highly favored by the glitterati.

Catherine Malandrino arrived on the New York fashion scene with the idea of blending the romance of Paris with the energy of the Big Apple. Both her runway collection MALANDRINO and her contemporary line Catherine Malandrino attract a dedicated clientele among the Hollywood and New York elite.  With a unique approach to craftsmanship, color, and fabrication, she conveys to all women the “joie de vivre” that she values in her own life.

“It is an honor to show these students some of the things I have learned as a designer! I look forward to work with the students that they are able to express their own personality and personal dreams. It is an exciting opportunity!”

About SCAD Style Lab:

The unique Style Lab program provides students with access to one-on-one critiques, guidance on everything from design concept to fabric selection and finishing, and studio visits to the designer’s workspace in off-campus excursions.

Style Lab will take place through spring quarter 2010, when the mentorship will culminate in several designs being featured in the annual SCAD Fashion Show. Each year at the show a designer is honored with the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award. Past recipients include Isabel and Ruben Toledo, John Galliano, Oscar de la Renta, Karl Lagerfeld, Miuccia Prada, Tom Ford and Vera Wang.