The collection reflects a small part of the story of my life. The initial idea was to embrace myself, despite being alone and feeling lonely. However, it is not about feeling sorry for myself. I realized that it was meant for me to be alone because it really made me humble, and I actually got to know myself so much better by spending time by myself.
Sometimes, you gotta step back to see the design, or design of your life.
What is really special about the garments is that they are “zero” waste design; there is not a single wastage of fabric to make this design. How I approached the zero-waste design was that I sewed down a couple of rectangular fabric panels to make a wearable form of big origami.
The look includes a sheer kimono jacket and toga-like jersey jumpsuit, which is also zero-waste design. Kimonos and togas are probably some of the simplest garment forms. It also shows the concept that I believe in, which is that “the simplest things are the most beautiful things.”
I know designers don’t normally design for themselves. But for this project, I wanted to be my own muse and customer.
So I designed something that I’ve always dreamed of wearing but was too shy to wear. I decided to be my own wingman sometimes.