Zinnia: the name of my mother and the
name of a flower that symbolizes the
cultural heritage that permeates this
This vivid red flower is characteristic of
Portuguese culture, discernible on roof
tops and on ceremonial attire. My mother
represents the fragility of a flower, sharing
the same delicacy and softness as captured
by the image of her.
The soft breeze and the endless possibility
that the sea embodies mesmerised me and
took my imagination to another place. Such
aesthetics captivate our vision, enchant
us with their vibrancy and arouse our imaginations in ways that foster a sense of escapism.
The evocativeness of these images mirror those of Frida Kahlo, whose artwork awakens the same overwhelming yet captivating feelings.
We are invited to let our imaginations wonder freely and unreservedly: an escapism
that manifests through my clothing.
It is an amalgamation of these fragments that my work reflects as I have taken
these elements and fused them to create a collection that mirrors the freedom epitomised by the images.”