Gallery 2022 – Yueling Lu (Jocelyn)

Special Occasion

Dream Butterflies

The Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi dreamed one day that he had turned into a butterfly. He wondered whether he was the butterfly that had turned into Zhuangzi or Zhuangzi who had turned into a butterfly in his dream. How does one recognize the real? If the dream is real enough, it is difficult for a man to know that he is dreaming. But it could also be a lucid dream about the unity of heaven and man. This garment is inspired by this theory and describe my feelings of illusion and reality.

Jump to Contact Info ↓

Half body photo shoot. Kiwi color fabric background with a little bit gathered, with three white orchids. Capture from the head to the waist. The girl is twisted to the right with a white orchid pinned behind her ear and looks in the top-right direction. She crosses her left hand on waist, and her long twisted braid of hair is held in her right hand.

Custom French-beaded embroidery using various green sequins, crystals, and threads

Full body shoot. Kiwi color fabric background with a little bit gathered, with three white orchids on top. Gathering on the ground and covered with white orchids. The girl stands in the middle and toward the upper right with left hand crossed and right hand hanging naturally. She is wearing a nude organza dress with green beading embroidery from breast up to the waist. The gathering top layer of the dress is shorter than the underneath one, and both of them are gradually getting longer from front to back. Green thread embroidery that has similar shapes as leaves placed around the hem on front for the underneath layer and back for the top layer. She is wearing white strappy heel sandals.

Circle skirt for an underneath layer made with nude organza, gathering around waist for the top layer

Half body shoot. Kiwi color fabric background with a little bit gathered, with three white orchids on top. The girl sits toward right in front of the kiwi fabric, with right hand on her knee and left hand toward front. Her long, dark brown braid falls over her left shoulder to her knee.

Spiral boning for the top to give support, and all of the embellishments are sewed on by hand.

Full body shoot. Kiwi color fabric background with a little bit gathered, with three white orchids on top, gathered on the ground and covered with white orchids. The girl stands in the middle and toward the left with both hands placed on the back and hanging naturally, a long white orchid. Her long, dark brown braided hair hangs down to her waist. There are green thread embellishments like leaves around the hem.

White tulle pannier on side, green thread embroidery around the hem of the back for the upper layer.

Meet the Designer

Yueling Lu (Jocelyn)

Guangzhou, China

Email
Instagram

Credits:

Photographer: Grace Lu
Photo Assist: Demi Chen
Makeup Artist: Enyu Wu
Video: Yue (Isa) Wang
Music: CPJ
Model: Alina Schulzen

FIT, State University of New York

©2022 Fashion Institute of Technology