LUNAR GALA 2012 / L'ESSOR:
Fashion Design

L'essor is french for the rise. If you were to ask my co-designer/roommate and me why we chose the name we chose, we probably would've said, "Because French. And birds."


This was our first line we designed for the Lunar Gala 2012 fashion show, and it was a miracle that we were able to execute 10 pieces. For four months, our apartment was transformed into a factory with only two workers: us. All-nighters were the norm and it wasn't surprising when we found thread in our hair, among other places. But as we stumbled down the runway behind the models, all we could think about was:Lunar Gala 2013, get at me.

Little kids, basically.

Photos by: Alan Fu, Sky Gao, Guillermo Gomez
Video by: cmuTV