Co-Directors: Morel Doucet and Karen Feliz

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. Transcend allows audience members to walk behind the synaptic workings of their brains and visually see the manifestations of their inner thoughts and aspirations. 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 Marx and Alexz Giacobbe, Michelle Kim, Stephanie Santos, Allina Liu, Jordan Matthews, Olivia Taliaferro, Hayley Martell, Samantha Bloom, Evyn Fong and Kurina Sohn, Amelia Stinette and Erik Clark, and Leanna Pasqual

Photographer and MICA alum Derek Blanks ('00) provided stunning images of each designer's work, on display during and after the show. Graphic Design by Andrew Copeland  ('13)

Website Design by the MICA Office of Communication (Click here to visit the site) 

Posters Design by Julian Haddad ('12)

Although there are different types of artists and designers in the world, it is our responsible as artists to influence the world around us. As artists we have to find that balance between motivating people around a vision and keeping people flexible and open to other possibilities.
— Morel Doucet '13

Selected Press 

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Logo and Program Design by Andrew Copeland ('13)

Transcend Fashion Show Opening Night