Minuere: Lunar Gala Fashion Show 2017
Carnegie Mellon, Bachelor of Architecture
Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
In collaboration with Cy Kim
Our collection, “Minuere”, is inspired by the gradual state of change that occurs in various natural phenomena. Rather than portraying a constant concept, our goal is to capture the dynamic and transitional process on the runway. We observed that these gradual state of change occurs in the following three natural phenomena:
i. Erosion process than span over millennia
ii. Decay of organic matter than span over years
iii. Reproduction in natural systems that span over months
These natural processes occur through time frames that span beyond the average human lifespan or attention span in our modern fast-paced society. They are either too immense or too miniscule for us to perceive on our own. We often notice different moments of the entire processes but are never able to witness the entire process. Thus, our collection, “Minuere” will allow the audience to be immersed in the entire natural phenomena within a ten minute span.
Erosion pieces are made by vacuum forming plastic out of a wooden mold. These pieces are tied together to become the ‘fabric’ on the model’s body. Decay pieces are made by vacuum forming plastic out of a clay mold. Dispersion pieces are made with recycled Aquafina bottles, clear and milk jug plastic.
Photo Credit: Jason Chen (single shots) , Eugene Jahng (group picture)