The Graduate of Society Collection is close to my heart because it represents liberation, girl power, independence, and the power of growth. A graduate is a person who owns and embraces their flaws, turning them into their strengths. They’ve listened to everything Society had to offer but they’re making their own path and rules.
I wanted this collection to reflect my journey and my awakening. Some of the designs feature fringes and tiers of layers which symbolize growth, movement, progress, and moving on from the past.
The metallics and sequins symbolize the rebirth and becoming the brand new version of yourself. The shine also symbolizes that you’re a star and the refusal to let anyone dim your light/shine that you have to offer the world. I’ve mixed a lot of structural pieces with some soft silhouettes to show the complexities of being a woman. We’re told to be delicate but then world hits us with some BS, we need to wear our armor. So you’ll see a few power suits and power pieces that will have you and your girl army ready to take on the world.
This collection pays homage and salutes all the women that are doing their thing, making their own path, and creating their normal.