LUGO, a massive one-night art party at Remai Modern, invites party-goers to not only to celebrate culture and creativity but to express themselves as well. While there’s no official dress code for the event, we love seeing the way attendees interpret each year’s theme through fashion.
Heading into LUGO Unreal on April 30 we invited a team of local creatives to the museum to create a stylized lookbook inspired by the event.
Here’s how creative directors – Molly Schikosky and Aldeneil Española, described the project. “A lookbook of curated outfits, makeup, and storytelling through photography, to take you through a visual journey that reflects the past two years. We hope these images act as a space of inspiration for LUGO Unreal attendees and that the viewer finds something intriguing, intoxicating, joy-inducing. Let this guide arouse the curiosity and creativity within yourself.”
The team created two distinct styles using clothing sourced from local vintage shops that attendees can draw on for their own outfits.
look 1 – FIGURES IN THE DARK : A FEVER DREAM
What does it mean to move forward? what does embodied joy feel like again? hope, presence, wonder. can you feel it too? embracing friends with care and intention. pause. think of how much we have been separately and collectively growing together. there’s a strangeness, an emerging, a freshness, an exhale. do you see the colour green with new awareness? look at that flower that blooms alongside you. the creative energy that has been cultivating inside you wants out — it wants to breathe. so, are you awake?
Makeup Description (By Anh Pham)
Look 1: A painted look using bright coloured creams that moves and molds around the model’s eyes as they blink creates a dynamic lived-in look. The movement in the bright coloured creams represents the fluidity and flow into the new future.
OUTFITS / LOCAL BUSINESSES LOOK 1
look 2 – TIME HEALS : CONNECTION WAKES US UP
The feeling of the unknown, being aware in the present but unsure as to what the future holds. to be a spectator in a time where you hold no answer. a time where you simply, just wait. you are in tune with the push and the pull of time, yet it leaves you standing in the middle, unmoving and unsure. there’s a heaviness in the air around you that you cannot name — yet a buzz of creative energy you grasp onto and hold. the questions are never ending within the vast scope of your mind. will it be like this forever? when can I be close to you again? it feels dark – i crave life and light. am i awake?
Makeup Description (By Anh Pham)
Look 2: An iridescent eyeshadow look with shifting colours represents the changing perspectives and constant uncertainty during these past few years. Then a pop of colour on the cheeks contrasts the darkness symbolizing our boldness and strength.
OUTFITS / LOCAL BUSINESSES LOOK 2
Event details, tickets and more can be found here!
Now in its 11th year, the event’s theme for 2022 is LUGO Unreal, a reflection of the strange and surreal times we are living in. LUGO Unreal will transform the museum for a one-of-a-kind art experience, featuring local performers and food, as well as special guests.
Need more outfit inspiration? We suggest metallics, jewel tones and edgy makeup. Other colour palette suggestions include the rainbow of colours you can see in an oil slick and forest green. Still not sure? The only true fashion rule for LUGO is to be you.
LUGO Unreal is a 19+ Event