“It’s okay to dream beyond the realm of possibilities.” - Pharrell Williams
In honor of the Year of Totality, RUNWAY invites an exploration of transformation, mirroring the phases of the moon. The moon's cycles symbolize a constant state of change. Fashion designers are encouraged to delve into the shifts in mood and aesthetics that parallel this once-in-a-lifetime event, echoing the diverse and ever-evolving spectrum of human identities.
The focus of RUNWAY 2024 will be True Delusion, which dances between fantasy and reality. Just as fashion pushes the boundaries of creativity, our minds often blur the line between what's real and what's imagined. We are entering the digital age of fashion, where both physical and digital become fluid. This intersection serves as a reminder of the delicate balance we must maintain in our mental landscapes.
True Delusion harnesses the power of RUNWAY to cast a spotlight on mental health and well-being. We recognize the profound influence of creative expression in the healing journey. In this celestial alignment, we aim to showcase the transformative potential of art and self-expression, providing a safe space for designers to use their talents to uplift and empower individuals navigating the complex landscape of mental health challenges. As we embrace the moon's ever-shifting cycles, True Delusion stands as a testament to the healing and rejuvenating force of creativity, offering solace, inspiration, and hope in the face of life's challenges.