A 10-piece graduation collection inspired by Art Nouveau and presented in 2016
"The essence of Art Nouveau is a line, a sinuous extended curve found in every design of this style. Art Nouveau rejected the order of straight line and right-angle in favour of a more natural movement. Whether these lines were used in realistic depictions of natural forms or as abstracted shapes evoking an organic vitality, the emphasis was on decorative pattern and also flattened, a surface on which this concern for the linear, the line of Art Nouveau."
A Guide to Art Nouveau Style by William Hardy (1998)
n. the simultaneous existence of two conflicting desires, opinions, etc.
The Art Nouveau movement centered towards returning to the essence of craftsmanship and illustrating women in an ethereal fashion. My goal was to exude elegance yet show a strong demeanor, a sense of spunkiness through my designs, and this was shown by incorporating the lush Yuryo Metallic fabrics with the hardness of leather.