If I Could Be the Sea


If I Could Be the Sea is a reflection of the desire to (re)turn to water and become as boundless as the sea, and in doing so, discovering that the pursuit of the horizon ultimately leads back into itself.

The initial inspiration for the collection came from Clarissa Pinkola Estés, who said in her book Women Who Run With the Wolves, “When spirit becomes heavy, it turns to water... Therefore the way of the soul... leads to water.”

From this, I imagined pants that were waterlogged, as if ocean foam was pulling the wearer from shore and into the waves. The textiles and garment construction were inspired by the ebb and flow of water, the rise and fall of the sun, the push and pull of the tides dictated by the moon, and the cyclical passage of time.