The collection focuses on the tensions between structure and gravity, light and form, and the manufactured world versus the natural world. We used growth forms, generative patterns, and plastic molding to develop a minimal aesthetic that communicates the inseparability of natural and artificial environments. I worked with Antonio Ono to design 8 looks for our clothing line for Lunar Gala 2013. Our line used thermal vacuuforming to create the angular pieces that are meant to evoke a feeling of wonder.
This is my second year working on a collection for Lunar Gala, Carnegie Mellon’s annual fashion show and its largest student-run event. Our line takes inspiration from the colors, geometry, and textures evocative of digital environments. By using a combination of minimal resort wear and accessories that connote digital interfaces and retro computer graphics, we’re exploring the relationship people might have with intimate forms of computing. We laser cut and etched neon acrylic to make the accessories for the models.