Nina Luo

NINA LUO is a junior concentrating in applied math for nebulous reasons, desperately trying to maintain her connection to the arts post-STEM choice. She loves making sculptures and installations that are too large to fit through doors and have to be thrown away. Please make her feel non-rejected when she says “Let’s be best friends.” She’s just a small town girl trying to make it in Cambridge.


SNEAK PREVIEW OF SOME OF THE DESIGNERS WE WILL BE FEATURING THIS YEAR… Welcome to the new IDENTITIES website! While we’re still working on the new look, we’re excited to be up and running again! Check us out on Facebook or Instagram to see pictures of last years show!

Tallulah Axinn

TALLULAH AXINN is a sophomore in Winthrop House concentrating in Applied Math. She grew up in San Francisco, CA which taught her how to layer and love jackets that don’t actually keep you warm. She is a fan of all things fur, with her most recent purchase being a fur hat that her mom described as “a good buy”. She was a member of IDENTITIES Finance Board last year and is excited to be involved again as an Executive Producer for the Production Board.

Gretty Garcia

GRETTY GARCIA is a native New Yorker who has always been interested in style and writing. She is currently on the Creative Board for Identities and is excited about helping to put together the show this spring. Additionally, she is a sophomore in Cabot House who is concentrating in History of Art and Architecture. Another one of the various extracurricular activities that she is involved with is Eleganza with a position on their Finance Board.

Claire Lee

New Yorker CLAIRE LEE is currently a sophomore in Adams House concentrating in English and a member of the IDENTITIES Creative Board. Now no longer required to wear her high school uniform of a plaid kilt, Claire’s new style uniform consists of neutrals and all black. She likes to think of her personal style as muted, modern, and minimalist, with a penchant for leather and black, and her favorite brands include Sandro, Saint Laurent, and Zara. In her free time Claire can be found browsing The Blonde Salad, playing squash, and reading Bloomberg Business. Her current sartorial obsessions include oversized

Our Mission

Focusing on bringing contemporary clothing to the epitome of conservative institutions, IDENTITIES offers students a unique insight into the fast-paced world of fashion. Our mission is to introduce students to fashion’s unique ability to understand the fleeting temporality of our time while simultaneously offering a glimpse back to inspirational media of art, culture, materiality, and trends. We aim to push our audience’s perspective on what fashion can be and what it can represent.  IDENTITIES centers around the Leadership of the Arts Award given annually to an active member of the fashion community that, through his or her innovation and ingenuity,

Vanessa Li

VANESSA LI is a sophomore concentrator in Visual Environmental Studies. She breathes in the language of photography, and makes images of beautiful people for IDENTITIES as well as the Admissions Office. She also enjoys making pictures of beautiful places during her travels. The colors of the sea and the stars inspire her endlessly. She appreciates listening to music and to people. On Thursdays, she bakes for Lowell Tea, on Sundays she brunches.

Michael Hissey

MICHAEL HISSEY was born and raised on the north shore of Long Island, about an hour away from New York. He is a sophomore Government concentrator pursuing a minor in Economics. He developed an interest in fashion and began cultivating his personal style at a young age, which has led up to his current and continuing passion for the fashion industry. Besides being on the finance board of IDENTITIES, he has spent two summers working at Salvatore Ferragamo, and currently works as a team member for the non-profit organization Boston Foods. His other interests include debate, travel, environmentalism, cooking, and

Birdie Park

Born in South Korea, BIRDIE PARK is interested in the intersection of Asian fashion and Western countries, especially in today’s global world.  She loves to watch Korean dramas in her spare time, mostly as a means to study upcoming fashion trends.  Outside of Identities, she enjoys singing with the Harvard Lowkeys and reading Buzzfeed articles on food.  Her favorite place for a midnight bite is Felipe’s–everything but beans, please!  Her biggest fashion advice?  Wear what makes you feel ~cool~ and NEVER pay full-price!

Thalia Orphee

THALIA ORPHEE is an executive producer and head of finance for IDENTITIES. She is a sophomore in Cabot House who grew up just outside of NYC in New City, New York. Thalia is concentrating in Government with a secondary in Economics. When she’s not reading legal cases or shifting supply and demand curves, Thalia spends her time scrolling through fashion blogs and Instagram accounts for minimalist style inspiration. It’s almost guaranteed that she’s wearing some shade of black and she has a knack for always ordering clothing in the wrong size when online shopping. One of her favorite fashion designers