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Kaye Morales Holiday 2014: Melancholia

Kaye Morales creates a collection that stems from sadness turning it into something beautiful.
Kaye Morales Holiday 2014: Melancholia Kaye Morales creates a collection that stems from sadness turning it into something beautiful.

Designer Kaye Morales narrates the story behind her latest collection, Melancholia, through an open letter. Read on!

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Dear Reader,

Beautiful sadness.

I can only do what I know. I can only create from what I feel.

And when sadness has taken hold of your heart and floods it, the only way to escape the drowning is to express it. Expression is a way to breathe whilst submerged in the ebbs and flow of sorrow.

I realize that the only way to defeat sadness is to embrace it, to let it envelop your being. If you don’t want it to overwhelm, you have to befriend it. You must understand it and know its intricacies.

This is what I’ve come to know: Sadness is black. It is what is left when all the other colors are muted. It is the shade of emptiness when reflection dies.

Sadness is a force and it comes in irregular insistent waves. It folds the fabric of your being into irregular shapes, pleated like a scar or crumpled like a wound. Sadness is both gentle and unrelenting; the texture is sometimes soothing, sometimes rough, but always on the edge of something desperate.

And when you have come to know sadness, it becomes pleasing. Sadness becomes a friend. It becomes alive. Thus, sadness becomes melancholia. Sadness becomes beautiful. 

Love,

Kaye

Launch the photo gallery to browse through the collection.

Sroll down to see guests who attended her fashion show.

Herbert Custodio and friends

Franco Saycon, Francis Tolentino, and Kaye

Aira Ramhanifard, Kaye, and Libby Panaligan

Kaye with Happy Andrada

Olay Aninion, Kaye, and Mehdi Khoshi

John James Uy, Marvin Agustin, Rafael Rosel

Kris Reivaj,Ymardine Torio, Julia Quisimbing

Miguel Alomajan, Kim Barik, Mark Tamayo

Olay Aninion, Chez Gempez with Kaye, Franco Saycon

Vhee Co, Kaye, and Janno Styles

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Click on the photo gallery to see Kaye Morales' latest collection, Melancholia.