Next Gen Gallery

Cynthanie Sumpter  

Cynthanie Sumpter's first job in the industry was as a pattern marker maker for an apparel manufacturing company.  Then she began building her own clientele as a fashion designer while teaching K-12 students.  Years later desiring to update her craft and technology skills, she enrolled at Savannah College of Art and Design seeking the MFA degree in fashion design.  Her final graduate project involved visiting Malawi, Africa, to determine if the village women had the skills to sew her collection which was inspired by the traditional Zulu ceremonial dress.  The following collection is part of the capstone graduate MFA project.   Email Cynthanie



Christian Harris

Christian Harris is a twenty-five year old fashion designer born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Shortly after birth, Christian was diagnosed with severe hemophilia. The limitations imposed by hemophilia lead Christian to find comfort in the arts. Christian explored several creative avenues including painting, drawing, photography and design. In 2009 Christian completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at American InterContinental University and has been working on a Master of Fine Arts Degree at the Savannah College of Art and Design since April of 2011.  Now celebrating more than six years in Atlanta, Christian has found a balance between the fast pace schedule of graduate study, employment and good health. His plans for the future include first hand exploration of the global fashion industry and continued philanthropy domestically and abroad.  Email Christian



Damneet Gharu 

Damneet K Gharu is a student of Savannah college of Art and Design Atlanta, currently pursuing Masters Degree in Fashion Design. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Fashion from the National Institute of Fashion Technology New Delhi, India. She has worked with Indian fashion designers and artisans and has been a part of fashion and textiles at every level. Her collection was recently featured in the Sustainability exhibit in Dewberry Gallery Atlanta. She takes keen interest in Sustainable design, pattern cutting, draping and continues to explore new ideas in the field of Design. Email Damneet