The two are longtime fans of Liang, whose refined designs boast freaky “hot girl” touches, frills, and flounce. Devon initially connected with Liang through Instagram, and then the three met up in New York. “They’re so full of positive energy that makes you want to just be happy. Devon came to the store to pull some pieces for a trip, and we talked about how fun it would be to create a case together.” And voilà! “I love the part in Sailor Moon when she transforms from a normal girl into a superhero and ribbons shoot out of her. That scene was definitely a big influence,” says Liang. “And I thought the sweet, angelic anime-style eyes against a mysterious cosmic background made sense, especially with little star twinkles everywhere.”
For the show itself, which was held at Pace University, the Carlsons wore outfits from Liang’s fall 2022 collection. “Immediately when I saw this, I knew I had to wear it! Now I’m never taking it off,” says Sydney, who opted for a mock-neck bodysuit with a cartoon bubble print. Devon went her signature ’00s route with a cropped muscle tank top and semisheer skirt. “A true Sandy girl,” she says.