Please join the Fashion Research Institute on Tuesday, August 25th at 6 pm PDT for a very special runway show showcasing the work of our Summer 2009 student interns! The region will open to the audience at 5:45 pm PDT, and we will start promptly at 6:00.
Our designers, Trinity Hartunian, Missy Lavecchia, and Palette Schuttelanz, are senior design students from fashion design schools around the United States. They have been interning with us since early June, and we are very pleased to present their work in their student show, Fluid.
Trinity’s label is Category Five, and her collection “Linear” is clean and sleek and can be easily mixed and matched. Missy’s label is Bella Fantasique, and she designs formal and evening wear from demure to the minx. Palette’s label is Mooged, and she is showing streetwear with an urban flair. Each of these ladies has invested many late nights and long hours learning how to develop avatar apparel, and we are very excited about their work and their future abilities.
In Shengri La, we are known for inventing innovative ways to present fashion — ways that capitalize on the strengths of virtual worlds rather than relying on traditional display methods. But it is a critical part of a design student’s education to participate in a runway show, with all the excitement, drama, and anticipation that go along with it.
To that end, we are pleased to present our summer interns and their work in a near-traditional runway show in our Second Life Shengri La estate. As is our usual custom, we have asked volunteer models to present our designers’ work. Our models will walk the catwalk in their usual skins and shapes, with no modifications made for the clothing.
Palette’s, Missy’s and Trinity’s work may all be found in the marketplace stores in Shengri La. These hot new talents are currently pricing their work at student rates, but the quality isn’t student quality.
We look forward to welcoming you to these bright young talents’ first runway show (in any life). Go with the flow to Fluid, in Shengri La!