SCAD names new dean of fashion
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) School of Fashion has named Dirk Standen as its new dean.
In this role, Standen will be responsible for developing the School of Fashion’s curriculum. In particular, SCAD’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs of fashion design, fashion marketing and management, fibers, accessory design and jewelry design.
Standen first joined SCAD as a professor in fashion marketing and management in 2021. He is also well-known as the former Style.com editor and digital creative director of W magazine.
He is also a founding editor of Condé Nast’s creative agency 23 Stories and has created campaigns for Gucci, Chanel and LVMH, and has written for publications such as Vanity Fair, Vogue and Tatler. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in film from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and German from University of London.
“Dean Standen is a forward thinker who has a deep understanding of style and luxury as well as a clear vision for the future of high fashion and the potential of circular economies and virtual commerce,” said Jesus Rojas, SCAD’s vice president of academic services, in a statement.
SCAD currently offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate degree programs across locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Lacoste, France; and online via SCADnow. It enrolls more than 15,700 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 120 countries.
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