Savannah College of Art and Design / Chair for Fashion, Accessory, and Sneaker Design
TÔ Long-Nam is a Viêtnamese-born, European-raised fashion designer who has made his mark on the global fashion scene. His passion for fashion design began when he graduated from the School of Art and Design Berlin-Weissensee in Berlin, Germany in 2000. He then moved to Paris, where he started working for internationally renowned stylists such as Victoria Bartlett and Patti Wilson. His experience in styling had a deep impact on his fashion design understanding, and in 2006 he launched his own design studio.
TÔ Long-Nam has consulted and designed for a number of high-profile brands, including Lanvin Men, Valentino, Givenchy, and Superfine London. His innovative and creative approach to fashion design has earned him numerous accolades, including being a finalist in the 21st International Fashion and Photography Festival in Hyères, as well as nominations for ‘White and Vogue Introduce’ and for ‘Vogue Talents by Vogue Italia’ in 2010. In 2011, he was a finalist for the ‘Who Is On Next’-competition, organized by AltaRoma in collaboration with Vogue Italia. In 2012, he was presented by YKK and Dazed & Confused/Dazed Digital as one of six ‘New Breed’ to showcase upcoming fashion and accessory talents.
Currently, TÔ Long-Nam is the Chair of Fashion, Accessories and Sneaker Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where he is focused on developing the most exciting and innovative program in the Accessories and Sneaker Design discipline. He brings his vast experience and expertise in the fashion industry to his role at SCAD, where he is dedicated to inspiring and nurturing the next generation of fashion, accessory, and sneaker designers.
“TÔ Long-Nam’s smoking jackets constructed out of athletic performance fabrics. If Nike did a tuxedo, well, this is what it would look like.” – Mark Holgate, Vogue 2011