God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
This collection aims to inspire the quest for self-love, gratitude and the appreciation of what nurtures and sustains us in life - the little things.
Inspired by scenes and backdrops from Nobuhiko Obayashi’s candy-coated horror film ‘Hausu,’ (1977), the collection explores the path and
process of healing. Reflecting the stages of self-growth, it takes us on the universal path from darkness into light.
The first part of the collection uses a distorted image of a burning chandelier-depicting a house on fire. This image is digitally printed onto duchess satin and velvet and cut in to panels. The printed panels along with the hand embellished blood red details work together to represent emotional pain and agony, used in sequence to depict cognitive distortion and the anxiety which define our days of darkness.
As we move forward, to the point where we let go of our traumas, the collection shifts. Images of floating arms over a faded ranunculus define a number of key pieces, symbolising the importance of help and righteous vulnerability. Bandage silhouettes and metallic, armour-like fabrics represent the commitment to the process of betterment.
Finally, the collection concludes with the resilience of the human spirit. The “sunrise above the clouds” print, the freshwater pearls and floral chiffon are a sincere yet whimsical representation of bloom, fulfillment and wisdom gained through experience.
This collection is about overcoming, resilience, self-love and above all, it is an homage to the power of hope.