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s i a r g a o

A n   I s l a n d   o f   L e t t i n g   G o  

n intangible phenomenon of feeling oneself

being removed from heartbreak leaving one

 

to feel vulnerable, exposed, and scared to

 

delve into the great unknown. The natural

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beauty invokes inner peace whilst paying homage to the

 

island of Siargao that help bring this to life.  

The concept takes on a personal experience and brings to life

 

the emotions I once felt during what is a significant moment in

 

my life. More importantly, the collection puts to light the

 

importance of the space by which the sequence of

 

transformative events took place. As such, the collection

 

appeals to sight and emotion.

                 What this defining moment is, as trivial as it may sound, is one I am sure most, if not all of us have dealt with in varying forms and

 

degrees. Here I am referring to the familiar experience of being heartbroken. This experience was all the more inflamed with the fact that my

 

past relationship had encompassed five years of my life; a long-term relationship that all too quickly, dissipated into a feeling of emptiness.

              That being said, however, the point of my collection is not to evoke the sadness and emptiness I once felt. Rather, the collection aims to

 

embrace the feeling of coming to terms with the trauma. The moment of accepting the situation and learning of the invaluable concept that life

 

certainly has more in store, and that beauty is not just located in a person or people we love or used to love, but that it is around us constantly,

 

in objects, nature, art, and most importantly, ourselves.

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he collection also highlights the space

 

by which this change in my mindset

 

took place. This place is called Siargao.

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 A small gem in my home country, the Philippines. 

 

The island of Siargao looks nothing short of

 

breathtaking. It is surrounded by beautiful blues,

 

crystal, aquamarine, and deep alike. The island of

 

Siargao is known for its raw surroundings where

 

both local culture and the environment are well

 

preserved. This is largely due to its isolation from

 

the rest of the Philippine islands. The aquamarine,

warm Pacific waters also generate powerfully

 

currents that make the island the surf capital of the

 

country. With that, the general isolation of the island

 

and its stillness, which oftentimes felt

 

uncomfortable, had allowed me to ponder and think

 

through my emotions.  It frightened me to think of

 

how much I had lost, not just of the other person, but

 

also of myself. However, the tranquillity of Siargao

 

generated in me a feeling of calmness, which then

 

precipitated into an ability to see myself beyond the

 

failed relationship and beyond my heartbreak.

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I noticed everything at this time, the undying sounds

 

of the waves crashing from all directions, the stark

 

and gleaming sunlight that filled everything and

 

everyone, the tropic greens that ventilated my chest

 

with new, fresh air.

           During the times in the water, the loudest

 

problems could not be heard in the wake of the

 

waves that beat in a rhythmic chorus which

 

sincerely revived me, and brought back my senses

 

and appreciation for the beauty evidently around and

 

within me.

            Soon enough, I adopted the ways of the

 

the environment around me—the energy of being raw

 

and myself. I was sincerely thankful for the beauty

 

that lay before.

 

 

              All that said, the collection thus seeks to

 

portray this intangible phenomenon of feeling, whilst

 

paying homage to the place that helped bring this to

 

light. To conclude, I met Siargao in a state of

 

heartbreak but left the place in love—with myself

 

and with life.

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c o l o u r 

Siargao S/S 2020 colour palette transcends the

 

idea, vision, and emotion that the Island has to offer.

 

It is a heaven kind of a place as nature is

everywhere. It is a mixture of light tan colours

 

representing the sand of the beach, various shades

 

of green symbolize the countless trees and exotic

 

tropical plants and diverse tones of aquamarine blue

 

representing the undying beauty of crystal clear

 

water and tranquillity behaviour of the sky. Blending

 

these tones together deliver serenity, calmness

 

and mimics the stillness of the island that inevitably

 

adapts into our emotion from the rhythm of the

 

environment that inevitably adapts into our

 

emotions

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