Lunar Gala

CMU fashion show, 2018-2019

Lunar Gala: Anomie

Lunar Gala: Anomie

day of show, final flood after our line walked

look 1 model: Catherine Mondoa photography: Stephen Chen

look 2 model: Terrence Mims photography: Stephen Chen

look 3 model: Jessica Timczyk photography: Stephen Chen

look 4 model: Gloria Oh photography: Stephen Chen

look 5 model: Connor Maggio photography: Stephen Chen

look 6 model: Ugne Ziausyte photography: Stephen Chen

look 7 model: Janice Wan photography: Stephen Chen

look 8 model: Francesca Starvaggi photography: Stephen Chen

outfit concepts

outfit concepts

pattern making

pattern making

casting process

casting process

casting closeup

casting closeup

resin molds

resin molds

resin glow testing

resin glow testing

mixing powders into resin

mixing powders into resin

coating textiles with resin

coating textiles with resin

demasking textile after resin cures

demasking textile after resin cures

volumetric resin sleeve

volumetric resin sleeve

resin pattern testing

resin pattern testing

promo photoshoot

promo photoshoot

promo photoshoot

promo photoshoot

promo photoshoot outfit 1

promo photoshoot outfit 1

promo photoshoot outfit 2

promo photoshoot outfit 2

glow resin closeup

glow resin closeup

alluminare v. (transitive)

to add gold or silver to pigments in order to make the painting (usually a miniature) shine

Lunar Gala is a student-run organization and arguably one of the largest fashion events in Pittsburgh, having sold out over 1200 seats each year with 140+ students involved in producing, designing, modeling, and dancing in the show. For the 2019 show, I partnered with two other architecture students to create an eight-look collection. Alluminare seeks to explore how fashion can exist outside the spotlight through the incorporation of resin with textiles to create wearables that reflect a hard softness and transform in emphasis. During the day, initial thoughts are formed about a garment- its form, the fabrics, and how it fits to the human body. It is only when darkness falls that the true nature of a piece is revealed. Different areas  are colored and covered, and the transition from light to dark highlights distinct geometries that may not initially be apparent. Through the generous support of Art N’ Glow, Alluminare is an inquiry into materiality, hybrid textiles and viewer experience.

 

This project was funded [in part] by Carnegie Mellon’s Undergraduate Research Office.