Born in 1996, Lunar Gala is an annual student-run fashion show that
displays student artistry in producing, modeling, designing, and
dancing. The show originated with the Taiwanese Student Association’s
Lunar New Year celebration, inspired by the tradition of wearing new
clothes during the New Year. Lunar Gala has evolved over the years to
become the largest fashion event in Pittsburgh, providing a platform to
display innovation and unprecedented fashion.
Lunar Gala gathers students of all disciplines and cultures to
celebrate their love of fashion by creating integrative, wearable
fashion that leaves audiences breathless. Their daring lines embody
risk and free emotion, using unconventional materials ranging from mood
sensing computer chips, glow-in-the-dark resin, and sheet metal.
Society’s most pressing current events, cultural values, and technology
are brought to life within Lunar Gala, effectively curating an
experience that prevails beyond the night of the show.
Lunar Gala thrives on sustainability and community engagement. Within
CMU, Lunar Gala offers a space for students from different backgrounds
to come together and exercise creative freedom and innovation. In
addition to the unique blend of student talent involved, the
organization also attracts like-minded individuals from outside of CMU
interested in emerging fashion and technology. This year, we will be
continuing our collaboration with Style412 to help promote the fashion
scene in Pittsburgh. At its heart, Lunar Gala works both internally and
externally to bring both CMU and the greater Pittsburgh community
together to celebrate their love of fashion.
Despite the new directions taken as the production evolves, Lunar Gala
never loses sight of its foundational values, consistently reflecting
about the past to innovate for the future.