The Sirena Spring/Summer '15 Collection has been invited to be part of Vancouver Fashion Week.
Guam designer, Michaela Mendiola, needs your help getting there!!!
05 SEPTEMBER 2014, TAMUNING, GUAM
SummaryThe Sirena Spring/Summer '15 Collection has been invited to be part of Vancouver Fashion Week. Guam designer, Michaela Mendiola, needs your help getting there!!! Please send donations to her kickstarter account: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1253544047/send-sirena-to-vancouver-fashion-week
The Sirena Spring/Summer '15 Collection has been invited to be part of Vancouver Fashion Week. Guam designer, Michaela Mendiola, needs your help getting there!!!
This Guam born designer, Michaela Mendiola, was not that far behind the fashion curb. It was apparent early on that fashion design would be a part of her future. Mendiola’s talent to coordinate, construct, reinvent and conceptualize palettes of worn and unworn garments was way beyond her time.
In the Fall of 2008, Mendiola was steps closer to her dreams of some day becoming a fashion designer, as she moved to college in Los Angeles, California. Mendiola attended BIOLA University for two years, and then transferred to Woodbury University where she received her B.F.A in Fashion Design and Minor in Business Management.
Sirena at the WU '13 Fashion show
Woodbury hosts an annual fashion show, which is where Mendiola showcased her senior collection. Her designs were inspired by one of many Guam legends. The legend was about a young girl named Sirena who loved the water and loved to swim. One day her mother tasked her with a chore and instead of Sirena doing as told, she disobeyed her mother and went for a swim. Her mom grew really angry and cursed Sirena by saying, “ If sirena loves the water so much she should become a fish.” Sirena was then transformed into a mermaid…
Mendiola wanted to emulate a collection that was close to home. Her inspiration came from the Legend of Sirena initially because she envisions mermaids as being beautiful, fluid and soft colored beings.
Sirena Spring/Summer'15 Collection for Vancouver Fashion Week, illustrations by Michaela
She has expanded her vision of this collection by being drawn to the comfort and functionality of active wear. Mendiola has chosen to add four more looks to her collection. With the two elements she will be integrating them by designing garments that are sophisticated and alluring yet comfortable and functional.
VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK (9/15/14 - 9/21/14)
Vancouver Fashion Week is a 7 day event that is internationally known as a platform for established and new designers. This event allows designers to showcase their collections at world-class venues in front of industry professionals and fashion conscious consumers.Past participants have included designers such as Versace, Parasuco, Roca Wear, Ecko, Anna Sui, Lauren Sui, Lauren Vidal, Turnover, Paul Hardy, Kersh and up-and-comers such as Frost Sportiva. The fashion show is an exclusive event and an invite only. However, it will be streaming live on the Vancouver Fashion Week website athttp://www.vanfashionweek.com.
Send Sirena to Vancouver Fashion Week
Micheala Mendiola is asking for your help. She is soliciting for donations to support her dreams of representing Guam to the fashion world. Please send donations to her kickstarter account: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1253544047/send-sirena-to-vancouver-fashion-week. Uno Magazine is excited for this local designer. Let's all show her the support she needs.
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