Transcend: Annual Benefit Fashion Show

The 19th Annual Benefit Fashion show, Transcend, is a runway show that will explore the outward manifestation of the unconscious mind. The designers were asked to go beyond the expected and Transcend their normal, accepted thought processes and reveal a hidden layer of themselves through their garment making.

Friday, April 13, 9 p.m. (MICA Community Show) and Saturday, April 14, 8 p.m. (General Public Show)

Transcend allows audience members to walk behind the synaptic workings of their brains and visually see the manifestations of their inner thoughts and aspirations. People use garments as a means of expressing themselves, choosing to conceal or reveal. Whether this is through the purchase of clothes or breaking the rules of construction, people identify with garments as delicate illustrations that mirror their internal impulses. Through manipulation, clothing becomes the body itself and reveals aspects of a persona. Transcend represents a place that is metaphysical, emotional and spiritual. These delicate domains manifest in the realm of fashion; they address solutions, challenge the norms and provide a visual model of unceasing impact.

After the show, audience members are invited to mix and mingle with the designers and view an exhibition of fashion-inspired photography, illustration and fiber arts in the lobby of Falvey Hall. Fashion pictorials of the students' designs captured by celebrity photographer Derek Blanks '00 will be part of the exhibition. The fashion show is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Development.

Designers

Jessica Emily Marx and Alexz Giacobbe, Michelle Kim, Stephanie Santos, Allina Liu, Jordan Matthews, Olivia Taliaferro, Hayley Martell, Samantha Bloom, Evyn Fong and Kurina Sohn, Amelia Stinnette and Erik Clark, and Leanna Pascual

Work from Transcend: Annual Benefit Fashion Show

  • Photo by Derek Blanks '00
  • Photo by Derek Blanks '00
  • Photo by Derek Blanks '00
  • Photo by Derek Blanks '00
  • Photo by Derek Blanks '00
  • Photo by Derek Blanks '00
  • Photo by Derek Blanks '00

View more images from this year's collection or from last year's Genuine Article: Annual Benefit Fashion Show

Location

Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Tickets

$15 Students, $20 General Public (MICA Community Show: $7 Students; $12 Faculty and Staff), available at the MICA Bookstore, 1200 W. Mount Royal Ave. and store.mica.edu; limited tickets will be sold at the door