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Student Designers

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.

Allina Liu ‘13 - Birdie

Birdie is a collection of western and eastern style evening wear that focuses on the complex garment details that lead to a simple silhouette. It is my hope that through this line, viewers will not only appreciate the apparel from afar, but be drawn closer through the use of unusual nuances.
Throughout the garments, the viewer will find hand-pleated chiffon, interesting stitch lines, and softly draped fabrics. Initially, the goal of this collection was to create ethereal styles, however, now my intention is to transcend the line starting from western garments into contemporary eastern dresses. I have a deep appreciation for intimacy and a firm belief that staying true to my heritage will result in a successful collection.

Allina Liu

Photo by Derek Blanks '00