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Kaye Applewaite

The Arc of Self

Womenswear Designer of the Year

The Arc of Self is a women’s wear collection that was driven by a search for identity. It is an individual critique of the process of design from an initial idea to the final garment. It started with the deconstruction of a hoodie and resulted in a five-piece collection that is a blueprint of the thought process. To live life and to experience its many ups and downs is how we discover who we are. Similarly, to know your aesthetic in design is to experience the many nuances of the process and to react and critique based on your individual choices.