The Accademia del Lusso, one of the world’s prestigious fashion schools, celebrated its entrance into Second Life with a spectacular runway show on Saturday, December 1st, at its new educational facility on Montenapoleone island. To read more about the show, and the Accademia’s exciting educational project, conceived and developed by Shiryu Musashi, be sure to check out this week’s issue of the Metaverse Messenger.
The show featured outfits from some of Second Life’s most accomplished designers: Fallingwater Cellardoor of Shiny Things, Callie Cline of caLLie cLine, Shiryu Musashi of Musashi-Do and Simone Stern of Simone.
Honey Bender models Simone’s Attache in celery (above), with Breakneck Pumps in olive and Glass Chunk jewelry from Shiny Things. In the background: ASpiRE! President Ally Geer hosts the show, which she also helped to organize.
ASpiRE! UOMO model Billy Geer displays The Glorious F from Musashi-Do, worn with Spencers shoes in brown from Shiny Things. Musashi created the suit to honour the memory of Gianfranco Ferré, one of the real world’s greatest designers, who died in June of this year.
Summer Deadlight shows us shopping in style, wearing caLLie cLine’s Warm Shopper, teamed with Shiny Thing’s Hippie Deluxe bracelet in brown, Fally’s Favourite Leather Bag in black, Braid earrings in brown, and Old Laceup Boots in black. The whimsical UNbrella, also from Shiny Things, comes with its own weather.
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ASpiRE! CEO Bianca Darling (left) enjoys the show with designers Fallingwater Cellardoor (center) and Simone Stern (right). Darling helped to organize the event with Shiryu Musashi and Ally Geer, President of ASpiRE!, who also hosted the show flawlessly.
Queenie Extraordinaire captures innocent sexiness perfectly in Simone’s Flippant in Rose, matched with Breakneck Pumps in pink/black, Swerve jewelry in rose, and Satin and Lace Drawstring Bag all from Shiny Things.
Anastase Rosewood wears Musahsi-Do’s classic formal gown Obsidian Glitter.
Webgoddess Mars looks sensational in caLLie cLine’s Diamond Dust Dress, complemented by Lolas in white and Glass Chunk jewelry from Shiny Things.
Billy Geer commands the runway in Musashi-Do’s Jet Black, paired with Shiny Thing’s City Walks in black.
Honey Bender reveals her powers in Simone’s Black Leather Jacket and Grey Pants. She completes the look with Shiny Things’ Recycled choker in black, Industrial Cuff in silver, Dreams of a New World Limited Edition handbag, and Flare Oxfords in glitter silver.
If you’d like to see a few more photos, please link to Serenity’s blog. And be sure to read more about the fashion show, and the Accademia del Lusso‘s exciting plans to bring together real world and virtual world fashion education in this week’s issue of Metaverse Messenger.