A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes

A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes

NOMA is holding since February an Exhibition called  A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes until May 28, 2018 presenting rare pieces from one of the world’s largest private collections of Alexander McQueen fashion.

“NOMA’s first major fashion exhibition will feature contemporary designers showcased in an immersive gallery presentation. This exhibition’s bold couture explores different archetypes of femininity, and how these mythic characters manifest through storytelling in fashion over the past decade” – quoted by NOMA official website.

#NOMAQUEEN exhibition displays more than 100 experimental gowns, head pieces, jewelry and shoes. Designers also include Iris van Herpen, Charlie Le Mindu, Comme des Garçons and others.

 

Lauren Marie Reyes of Papalodown Agency

The exhibition was developed by curator Sofia Hedman from MUSEEA and Barrett Barrera Projects showcasing fashion, design, femininity. They also involved an expert advisory team formed by Faduma Aden, Kimberly Jenkins, and Anna-Klara Mehlich.

Faduma Aden Contelier

HOW SLOW FASHION WORLD GOT INVOLVED?

SFW Change-Maker Faduma Aden Social Entrepreneur, Advisor and Creative Director behind Jemmila and Contelier was selected as advisory board member. She focused on making the exhibition more inclusive and accessible to a wider audience. From the inclusion to new and established artists to “making sure we include cultural diversity” in  the texts close to the displayed designs . The exhibition explores seven personality types of a Queen – or, metaphorically, a woman: The Sage, Magician, Enchantress, Explorer, Mother Earth, Heroine, and Thespian. For that work Faduma selected as contributors Ruby Veridiano  for researching and writing about Filipina-Chinese history/mythology and me to write about the Peruvian/Mexican history/mythology. Furthermore Faduma also decided to include Somali mythology and proverbs. Check out in our Instagram for more here.

As a Peruvian building a community and living abroad, it is always a responsibility to represent your culture and roots wherever you go. Therefore this opportunity is a great contribution to visualize our culture. This contribution is an excellent example of how a community of change-makers can join forces, connect to fantastic opportunities and work together for a positive outcome.

A Queen Within: David Lachapelle, Alexander McQueen, Omar Victor Diop. Photography: Roman Alokhin

NOMA EXHIBITION: MEET HERDENTIER

One of the designers exhibiting at NOMA is Herdentier , a handmade vegan brand from Hamburg,  Germany. Miriam Zabek has recently showcased her designs as well in Madrid at the El Paracaidista with the event we co-organized together with The Circular Project called Smart Fashion=Slow Fashion (see our previous blog). It was such a great surprise to see Herdentier selected to be part of the exhibition next to experimental gowns, headpieces, and jewelry by avant-garde fashion designers such as Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Iris van Herpen between other artists, photographers.

Thank you to Sofia Hedman  from MUSEEA and Faduma Aden for including our roots and inviting us to contribute in this one of a kind event of the year.  Check out the exhibition highlights here

Mariel Jumpa

Mariel Jumpa

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Mariel has built a deep interest in sustainability and fashion working as a consultant for international projects. She is the founder of Slow Fashion World, a global platform connecting an international community and spreading initiatives to generate positive impact and action around the fashion industry. Mariel is a Marketing Advisor at Contelier, a creative agency that connects diversity management with business development.

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The Circular Project, founding partner of the Sustainable Fashion Association of Madrid MSMAD in collaboration with the Association of Fashion Designers of Spain ACME and  Slow Fashion World returns with a second edition theme for fashion: Smart Fashion = Slow Fashion Madrid: Sustainable Development Goals. The event will happen in the design concept spaceEl Paracaidista

Local brands such as Ecoalf in collaboration with Sybilla, Laura Escribano Atelier, Parallel Dimensions, SayPlease, Susana Nakatani, Sylvia Calvo BCN, Irema, Avasan, Yanapaqi, Sidikai, Monikako kids, Sepiia.

INTERNATIONAL BRANDS CALL-OUT – THE WINNERS

Slow Fashion World runned a 10 day competition to select from 20+ brands  that contributes to  the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

“Our aim is to showcase designers and brands that are betting for innovation in textiles, processes to minimize pollution and waste while improving the labor conditions of the entire production chain” – Paloma García

It is a pleasure to announce the winners from Monaco, Peru, India, Germany, France and Portugal. This time the selection was based on fairtrade, vegan designs and innovative textiles. The fashion designers will be exhibiting the selected design along with local designers from Jan. 23-30 at “Madrid es Moda” week. We will be highlighting their profiles via Instagram and our community!

WHAT HAPPENS ON JANUARY 27?

Exhibitions of selected fashion designers creating pieces for change. Meetings and conferences around the fashion industry, smart textiles and discussions around Smart Fashion and the role of fashion in achieving the SDG goals. Slow Fashion World founder Mariel Jumpa and Swedish SFW Changemaker will be having a presentation about Designing the future: Smart Fashion & Sustainability together Susana Nakatani.

Come and join us! To see the full agenda and for details on how to attend, see here. 

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