When Ashlee Scott, a marketing major at the Savannah College of Art & Design decided that rather than get a friend to shoot her Intro to Fashion project for free, she wanted to hire a professional fashion photographer, I was ecstatic even though I hadn’t seen any of her work, as I had been wanting to network with the students for some time.
I didn’t see the gown itself until the day of the shoot. This made planning a little tricky, but her assignment was to design an avant garde gown based on an abstract painting, and after looking at the painting she had chosen, I was able to get a nature feeling from the work and decided we’d shoot in the woods. When I was out hiking just before the shoot and discovered the swamp that appears in the photos below (which, believe it or not, is actually this color), I knew Ashlee and I were a match made in Heaven!!
As a pro photographer, I was able to cast Starla, a beautiful, 5’10” agency-represented model for the shoot and retouch the photos to correct an emergency: The day before the shoot this past Sunday, Starla had blonde hair, went into a salon to get her roots retouched, and came out with blue hair, eek!!! This did NOT work with Ashlee’s gown or the fall concept, so after a some panic as we had no time to wait for her to get it corrected, I realized I could convert the blue hair to blonde in Photoshop.
With all that said, check out Ashlee’s amazing gown below – she made it in just TWO SHORT WEEKS using a hot glue gun – I think she should change her major to Fashion, don’t you??!! I just can’t get over how intricate all the details of the gown are and how accurately she captured the painting…and she is super sweet and incredibly fun to work with, too!! Hopefully, this is just the beginning of Ashlee’s fashion career!! 🙂
Designer: Ashlee Scott
Model/Makeup/Hair: Starla Little
Photographer: Candace Perry