• Above: my logo for GILDED.
     
     
    GILDED is my line for MICA's experimental fashion show, XIX, and benefit fashion show, UNMARKED. They happened a week apart in spring 2014.

    My line is a study on the reconciliation of opposites. Each ensemble is an amalgamation of elegance and irreverence, masculine and feminine, Western and Eastern, tailored and deconstructed. These disparate influences evoke the idea of a ‘gilded age:’ a gleaming exterior belying a decaying interior, an image built upon romanticization of (what was in actuality) a repressive and oppressive past and appropriation from colonized cultures. Ambiguity is an important concept, with blurred visions of gender, era, and culture providing the foundation for the exploration of traditional Western ideas on civilization, sex, race, and the definition of ‘progress.’
     
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    CHAPTER I: STUDIO
  • February 2014; my two favorite looks two months before the shows.
    Photo credit: Derek Blanks
    Models: Dalton Baker, Bailey Sheehan
  • March 2014, a week before the experimental fashion event and two weeks before the benefit fashion show.
    Photo credit: Maxime La
    Models: Jackie Mask, Dalton Baker, Bailey Sheehan
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    CHAPTER II: XIX RUNWAY
  • April 2014, XIX
    Photo credit: John Sisk
    Models: Bailey Sheehan, Marissa McDonald, Amadeus Guchhait, Jackie Mask, Antonius Bui, Dalton Baker, Bryce Ramming

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    CHAPTER III: UNMARKED RUNWAY
  • April 2014, UNMARKED: 21st Annual Benefit Fashion Show
    Photo credit: Mandy Shen (1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 11) and Christopher Myers (4, 5, 7, 8)
    Models: Bailey Sheehan, Marissa McDonald, Amadeus Guchhait, Jackie Mask, Antonius Bui, Dalton Baker, Bryce Ramming

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    BONUS CHAPTER: BEHIND-THE-SCENES
  • Photo credit: uncredited (1), Derek Blanks (2), Tommy Bruce (3, 4)
    Models: Mahnoor Ahmed, Bailey Sheehan, Dalton Baker, Antonius Bui, Amadeus Guchhait