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Turning depression into creativity

To be You picks eye-catchers from SoFa Design Institute’s collection
08:13 AM November 03, 2018

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Ash blue ruffled gown

Students of SoFa Design Institute look forward to presenting their works in the annual graduation showcase.


To be You checked out the collections and the stories behind them.

Candice Arboleda’s collection tackles depression as energy, a contrast between freedom and restraint.


“I wanted to tackle the issue on a different perspective,” she says. “As energy through a narrative form, it slowly creeps down, then it becomes a part of you.”

It took her five months to complete her line, inspired by designers like Iris van Herpen and Alexander McQueen.

“I wanted to share my journey, being clinically depressed for some time,” she recalls, “I wanted to make a point that it is not the gloomy dark feeling alone, it is something beyond sadness.”

Blood rose off-shoulder ruffled gown

Inglot’s blush eye makeup complements the overall feel of the clothes.

Photography Miguel Alomajan
Styling Luis Carlo San Juan
Makeup and Hairstyle Theresa Padin
Model Alaiza Malinao
Makeup provided by Inglot Philippines

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