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Erika Soares' ‘Graduation 00' Features Split Personalities

 - May 26, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
Erika Soares' 'Graduation 00' is a photo set comprised largely of opposites. In this collection, I observe a number of peculiar pairings like nurse and patient, stylist and client, and makeup artist and model.

Erika Soares' 'Graduation 00' is a potentâ€"if somewhat chillingâ€"reminder that there are several personalities within an individual, and more than one side to a story.

Implications - This collection acts as a reminder to designers that great fashion is less about imprinting an identity upon a person than it is about celebrating each person's complex and potentially intricate personality. By embracing that truth rather than fighting it, innovative brands and artists can attract consumers who are proud of their individuality and want products that will help them express it.