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PAC-MAN Inspired Fashion Show Hosted by Level 257

Friday, October 16, 2015 Tyronita Bell

PAC MAN was created by Japanese game designer Toru Iwatani. The little yellow icon we have grown to know and love was actually inspired by pizza! Something that many people do not know is that Namco's goal with PAC-MAN was to encourage girls to start playing video games, but the game became widely accepted by both girls and boys which is why it is such a huge success. The quintessential symbol of the eighties is known to this day, as one of the most popular games in history.

Photographed by Angelina Manzuk
In Celebration of the game's 35 years of Success, the Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg and Level 257 teamed up to create the world's first PAC-MAN inspired fashion show. The show was organized by Interior, Graphic, Web, and Fashion design students as well as Fashion Marketing and Animation students.

Referring to the buzz surrounding the show Natalie Couzens the Marketing Manager of Level 257 says, "We are so happy with the wonderful reaction from the students to this idea...a lot of people around the world are excited about such a unique show."

Photographed by Angelina Manzuk
The fashion show was comprised of 39 looks by ll design students. The ready to wear pieces consisted of metallic and sheer fabrics with elaborate beading, although the fashion students didn't get have all the fun! Students from other departments got to create PAC-MAN inspired digital artwork, commercial office space designs, story boards, a web game, and much more!

At the end of the night, Stephanie Ayala was awarded for her PAC-MAN inspired office space design. Clyde S Rohrer was also rewarded for his fashion designs.


Here are a few other photos from the event (all photographed by Angelina Manzuk):
















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