In case you aren't familiar with Lunar Gala, it's an incredible organization at Carnegie Mellon University. The Lunar Gala fashion show takes place every February, in celebration of the Lunar New Year. The entire show is student run with student designers, models, dancers, and producers. Hundreds of people (including CMU students and members of the Pittsburgh community) attend to take part of the amazing fashion, music, and displays. This year's theme was "Hypnose: The Illusion is Beautiful." Some sponsor of this year's Lunar Gala included Baci Lingerie, Ross Park Mall, and Red Bull. This show was also the launch of StockingNoir's new collection Streetheart Collection and their insanely rad 3D lookbooks designed by The Indigo Project, a freelance graphic design business created by my dearest friends Remington Brooks and Marie Mashyna and the photography is by Rachel Norris of Sugar and Spice Wedding Photography!
When Amanda Yuan, the PR Director of Lunar Gala, emailed me and offered me a press pass to the event I was absolutely thrilled and honored!!! Ian and I took our seats close to the stage and oh my god were we BLOWN AWAY by this show...
|Designer: Miriam Buchwald (Sophomore Industrial Designer)|
"The most significant aspect of my line is that it's made entirely from hot glue"
|Designers: Keith Joseph & Hayden Smith (Third Year Industrial Design Students)|
"Our Collection draws inspiration from the decaying nature of organic and inorganic materials"
|Designer: Anna Cederquist (Senior)|
"The silhouettes and fabric choices of the line dance between what is considered mature and childish"
|Designer: Liana Kong (Junior Industrial Design Student)|
"My line takes direct inspiration from the book Heteroptera by Cornelia Hess-Honegger, where she illustrates mutations caused by radioactivity"
|Designers: Ying Lin, Josh Lopez-Binder & Paulina Reyes|
"The Biome line is about exploring the organic expressiveness of nature through computational design and digital fabrication"
|Designers: Chloe Chia, Alex Kane & Jessica Shen (Sophomores in Design, Computer Science, Business and French)|
"a fashion line that experiments with unconventional materials, dyes, and wearability"
|Designers: Gina Huang, Irene Joung & Angelina Namkkung (Sophomores in Design and Art)|
"Dilate experiments and expands upon the notion of how light, ephemeral and intangible, can be incorporated into wearable materials"
|Designers: Christin Bongiorni &Mia Skinner (Sophomore in Fine Arts and Senior in Tepper School of Business)|
"LUMI fuses illuminating electronics with bluetooth technology to create unique interactive clothing"
|Designers: Shivani Jain & Jacqueline Yeung (Junior Architecture Students)|
"Mureaux dictates form through the extrusions of the body"
|Designer: Colleen Clifford (Junior Architecture Student)|
"I took inspiration from toucans, and translated the quirky bird into a graphic vision, meant for an urban environment"
|Designers: Samantha Chiu & Antonio Ono (Junior Design Students)|
"Our line takes inspiration from the colors, geometry, and textures evocative of digital environments"
|Designer: Eilleen Huang (Freshman Design Student)|
"My line YOUTH is inspired by what the Victorian Era of the future, or the Neo-Victorian Era, would resemble"
|Designers: Aya Demier & Rick Shanor (Juniors in Mechanical Engineering and Design/HCI)|
"We were inspired by EDM stages and it's careful construction through geometric reflective shapes and pulsing beams of light"
|Designers: Susan Park & Jane Yoon (Junior Communication Design Students)|
"Avalokita is inspired by the Buddhist God,, Avalokitesvara, who embodies compassions and spires to free all living things from suffering."
|Designer: Rachel Ciavarella (Junior Industrial Design Student)|
"Spectral Discord is a representation of the sensory over-stimulation caused by the modern day information flood"
STOCKINGNOIR X STREETHEART COLLECTION
|Designers: Elysia Panda (StockingNoir) Katie Maillis (Streetheart)|
RED BULL CAN DESIGN CONTEST
|Amanda Yuan looking insanely gorgeous and adorable, about to announce the winner of the Armani Exchange Raffle|