Our “I Am Her” series features the female movers and shakers of the industry to learn how femininity and power coincide beautifully and seamlessly together.
Just like an abstract painting or a non-representational sculpture, the story behind a fashion designer's collection is often shrouded by mystery. Their craft, manifested through fabrics and threads, have their own way of captivating an audience even without the aid of words. But while some go for more vivid and relatable ensembles, Filipino designer KC Pusing takes her own stride at creating edgier, darker and raw creations with roots from the most unexpected inspirations. Ahead, we chat with KC about her collections, how her love for art bloomed into creating her own fashion label, and how she took aprons and video games to high-fashion status.
Fill in the blank: I am a fashion designer, a _________ and a __________.
... an INFJ/ENFJ and a Leo.
Why did you choose to venture into the fashion industry?
I've always wanted a job that [allows me to use] my creative juices. But I used to be in denial about wanting to work in fashion so I worked in a corporate setup. But... it's unexplainable. It’s like how you love a person but you can’t put it into words — you just feel it and you just go for it. I would always consider venturing into fashion as "unexplainable love".