My previous work has stories and fantasies and very good ideas but would be lost in execution. They were never executed in a way that I personally feel satisfied with. I forced the idea too much of trying to convert my own mind into the real world and in translation lost a lot of what made my ideas and designs so special. So in the process of doing this assignment, I take every step to ensure that I go in the opposite direction. That I don’t translate my ideas but instead I show them, rather than trying to bring my mind to the outside world, I bring the outside world inside. This collection itself is both inspired and derived from the final from the previous semester. I had a really solid idea, but it wasn’t executed the way I wanted. So I’m taking the idea of trying to portray mood, emotion, and story again. A similar/connected story but one with far more depth. So balance is something I so deeply yearn for and crave in the deepest parts of me. The sense of being complete and whole within myself. My work in the past focused on conquering femininity in my own ways. While this collection focuses on my journey in finding femininity and my own personal fight with it. Of learning to understand the struggles with the being that is me. This collection is about the balance I attempt to grasp in order to survive within myself. But when I brush past that I find the cracks that are hidden under the thin and fragile walls I build. The broken pieces within myself resulting from the pain I inflicted and was inflicted upon me by others. Pain that I pretend doesn’t exist or pretend has healed started long ago to overtake me. But in the journey of mine, I’ve learned instead of using a thin layer of paint but instead to allow myself to feel all of them. To enter them and to slowly but surely fill them with the love I deserve and desire. The love that comes from within myself. My collection is about the journey of healing.