Embracing her feminine and masculine side, Kaye Morales is not your typical Filipino designer. She aspires to present the darkness as something enlightening, and the ‘rocker chic’ trend as sophisticated, sharing that her collections are her “badges of honesty, styled to proclaim [my] sexual identity and sexuality.”
Listed as one the “17 Incredible Lesbian Pinays You Need To Know” by BuzzFeed, as an out and proud lesbian, Kaye made waves last November 2015 for her stunning Spring/Summer 2016 collection, titled “Rebel”, at Philippine Fashion Week. It featured pieces with bright neon colours, silhouettes and structures of all shapes, and a ton of playful embellishments. But what truly caught everyone’s eye during the show was her declaration, which was seen on the screen above the models as they walked: “I am coming out of the prison of judgment. And these are the things that make me who I am. This is my revolution of self. I am out and proud.”
Now, fans, fashion lovers, and enthusiasts alike can’t wait to see what revolutionary collection she will come out with next this Autumn/Winter 2016.
So if you want to learn everything there is to know about this talented designer, keep reading below as she talks about her humble beginnings as a fashion and production design student, her design aesthetics, and of course, how she plans to change the Philippine fashion industry one collection at a time!