United States | 2022
Premiering at New York Fashion Week in September 2021, "mul·ti·po·lar—ex·ist·ence" was inspired by the interconnectivity and the multidimensionality of the human experience. The collection demonstrates the capacity of the human condition and how we as people are interdependent elements whose souls become intertwined through chance and circumstance. It is a conceptual, personal, and poetic vision of humanity; it is both an homage and a criticism of the dissociation and derealization of relationships in our own lives. Half of the looks features a silhouette of a face. Whose face this is, is unknown and left to interpretation by the audience. In one perspective, that face is meant to represent the human experience. In another, it is meant to represent the onlookers themselves. Whoever this may be, his, her, or their emotions are left up to interpretation. The garments feature a concept of duality and façade—one is not as it appears. Humans are complex beings and to even begin to try and fathom our depth is near impossible. We as people have the human experience through both conflict and catharsis, and the human experience is one that is uniquely our own—despite the fact that it is shared collectively among individuals. We as humans are living paradoxes. Interestingly, these faces are meant to represent the human profile through the use of a literal human profile. “mul·ti·po·lar—ex·ist·ence” can best be summarized in just six words: soulmates will always find a way.