As I mentioned in a previous post, we spend our entire senior year at Parsons designing and creating a small, 4-6 look collection. My collections was based on Eloise, the little girl who lives at the Plaza Hotel in New York City with her Nanny, pug Weenie, and turtle Skipperdee. For those of you who are not familiar, Eloise could best be characterized by the words cheeky, silly, exhausting, hilarious, and just a little bit naughty. My thesis collection was designed for girls ages 4-10- so the 6-year-old Eloise was a perfect inspiration.
After the hardest, busiest, most stressful and sleep deprived ten+ months of my life working on this collection, my vision was finally realized! I am so proud of this collection- especially the fact that I made every single piece myself, and I’m so happy with how it turned out- I hope you all love it as much as I do!
Designer and Creative Director: Mary Alessandra Lucas
Models: Sasha and Nika, Wilhelmina Kids
Photographer: Alex Kusak
Assistants: Sarah Lucas and Cory Paglinco
Thanks to my teachers Susanna Moyer and Francesca Sammaritano, and a special shout out to my section f girls!
At Parsons, we spend our entire senior year working on a small collection of 4-6 looks (or more if you can magically make more time and sleep appear) and gearing up to present at Panel in front of a panel (gasp!) of industry experts. Not only is it a chance for the seniors to show off their hard work, it is also a competition. The best womenswear, menswear, and childrenswear designers are selected to be considered for Designer of The Year, an extremely prestigious award.
I specialized in childrenswear design at Parsons, and got to serve as the official photographer for my sections childrenswear panel. These are only a few of the images I took, and only a small selection of students from our class, including of course the nominees for Childrenswear DOY- Grace Kang, Erica Kim, and Ashley Chang. Spoiler alert! A huge congratulations to these three awesome ladies and especially to Ashley Chang for bringing home the win!
Grace Kang (above)
Seul Lee (below)
I recently shot behind the scenes at a friends lookbook shoot for her senior thesis at Parsons, and I am so happy with how the photos turned out! I also got to play around with film, and as soon as I get those back hopefully I’ll be able to find a few good ones to enjoy. In case anyone was wondering, all the fabulous clothing is by Cory Paglinco.