Design by Kina Vang
Design by Kina Vang
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Photos from the annual MCAD fashion show that takes place on the tail end of Fashion Week MN.

Full Fashion Panic takes place annually on the third day of Mechademia, an academic conference dedicated to the understanding of manga and anime. This year's event was directed by Season 16 Project Runway contestant Samantha Rei.

The show explores connections between anime/manga/pop culture and fashion and introduces alternative, indie, and up-and-coming designers to the community and fashion industry. This year, the designers were asked to dress a world they created around the theme of “science fiction.” Scroll down to see the designs as well as some behind-the-scenes photos from the event.

 

2017 DESIGNERS

KINA VANG
Kina Vang graduated from the apparel design program at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. Vang envisions a future where she can one day become an influential figure in the fashion industry with her designs. Over time, she seeks to traverse the world and capture the essences of various cultures to broaden her scope of fashion and inspire future works.

SINEAD ODESSA KELLY
Sinéad is recognized by her peers for her appreciation of bold prints, unabashed love of color, and over-the-top style she utilizes in her designs and day-to-day lifestyle. Raised in a household fueled by adventure and nourished by art, Kelly always dressed to the nines and decided to pursue her love of fashion through the study of apparel design. Armed with scissors and thread, she seeks to create size-inclusive looks for playful and daring people with vivacious attitudes and underlying confidence. Ultimately, she aims to create clothing that will spark joy in the wearer; an unfaltering aspiration that has held true since she first cut up Barbie’s ballgown.

AARONN RICHTER
Aaronn Richter is a menswear designer with a desire to push modern male fashion into new territories. Using elements of historical menswear, and techniques typically reserved for womenswear, Richter brings his own narrative to modern trends.

JULIA ADAMSON
Julia has a distinctive style and view of fashion and looks at fashion as revolutionary. For Adamson, clothing should be a work of art in and of itself. Combining draping and flat patterning techniques, shapes, molding, and interesting silhouettes highlight her original concepts. The inspiration for these details comes from many different sources, but she is most inspired by the materials she works with: the texture of leather, the drape of wool, the shimmer of silk, and the illusions of sheers.

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