Sure, the Academy of Art University's annual end-of-year show and soirée may have wrapped up, but we’re still fixated on the eventful happs that went down at the fete (hello, Sarah Burton!). Amid the gorgeous garb and star-studded front row, there was definitely another standout moment — the screening of an artsy mini-flick that had the crowd oohing and aahing like crazy.
The stop-motion film features fashion-design student Maria Romero’s exquisite and dreamy designs on a handful of lifelike mini mannequins. The breathtaking “Dulces de Reliquias” video, inspired by Mexican candies handed out at Christmas, also caught the attention of Nowness.com. The video-centric site got the lowdown on the must-see short that was also directed by Romero and produced in collaboration with a slew of students.
“There was a doll’s body lying on the table. It was probably 12 inches tall and Maria was draping the body with fabrics and mini garments she had made. I said, why turn them into real clothes when you could do something new?” Romeo's teacher Simon Ungless tells Nowness. New, it is. And the coolest part? Romero has since been offered an internship with Alexander McQueen. Hit play above, and you'll see why.
Video: Via Nowness