Those of you who live in Cluj must know what Gala UAD is, right?! But for those who don’t, let me explain: Gala UAD is probably the biggest fashion event in the city, where the graduating students present their final runway collections. I can literally say that I grew up with this Gala because my Dad always took me with him, even when I was a child.
So you must imagine how I felt when I received a phonecall from Lucian Broscățean, who asked me if I would like to be a member of a jury for the 19th edtion of UAD Gala. After the awkward silence, I tried to put my shit together and replied a whispered “Uhm…yes,ok.” I nearly fainted when I heard the names of the other jury members: Marian Pălie, Daniela Kammrath, Lavinia Toma and Gloria from Flashme.ro.
The gala was a blast and while watching the runway shows, I asked Gloria to pinch me, to reassure myself that I was for real in the second row, giving grades from 1 to 5 to the graduating students. Thank you Lucian & Oana for inviting me, I felt truly honoured!
And now, the stars of the night areeeee (personal selection):
SANDRA SELESCU – INTERDEPENDENTE
MAGDALENA BUTNARIU – RITUALS
LIGIA TERCEA – THE GOLDEN AGE
CĂTĂLIN VĂLEAN – ECCE HOMMO
ANCUȚA SARACA – GHETTO SUPERSTAR
ANCA BELBE – INSECTAR
ANAMARIA CIOBACENCO – ANTIDOTE FOR SILENCE
ALINA MORAR – CU CHEIA LA GÂT
ALEXANDRA TAMAS – WOOD STOCK (MASTER)
CĂTĂLIN VĂLEAN & ALINA MORAR – The winners of the Henkel Prize 2013
You can read more about the Gala, on my previous blog, but only in Romanian:) Enjoy!
Yours truly, Julls ♥