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The Year in Review: Our Projects from 2016

12/29/2016

We’re certain 2016 was interesting for everyone; a year that challenged our values, our goals, successes and development as people, so we gathered up some of the things we did along the way to share with you and to look back at as an inspiration to start 2017 on the right note.

  1. Our first unisex collection: “SHARE” Spring Summer 2016

Asymmetric hems, nacre buttons, summer ponchos, linens, cottons and silks. The collection was inspired in the ORO poem by Mathias Goeritz (Mexican painter and sculptor), and Feliz Candela’s hyperbolic paraboloids.
See the full collection here.

2. “The Barefoot Designer: A workshop to Unlearn” at Museo Jumex

This exhibition presented the work and design philosophy of Carla Fernández through her exploration of the traditions and techniques of diverse indigenous cultures of Mexico, featuring communities located in the states of Mexico, Chiapas, Guerrero, Campeche, and Yucatán. Originally conceived in 2014 for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the exhibition’s adaptation for Museo Jumex included a new set of pieces made especially for the occasion and emphasized the experiential and participatory dimensions of Fernández’ proposal, reflective of her investment in pedagogy as an essential aspect of her practice as a designer, transforming the first floor gallery of the museum into a living workshop throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Learn more about the exhibition here.

3. “Dances and Ceremonies” performance during The O.P.E.N. Festival in Singapore

In Dances And Ceremonies, we put together the craft and ideas of 11 different indigenous and Mestizo* tribes around Mexico. We explored the numerous festivals in the Mexican calendar celebrated by neighbourhoods and communities, which are marked by unique religious rituals and beautifully thought-out costumes. The performance – choreographed by Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell, ex-dancers from the Merce Cunningham Company – was a completely immersive sensory experience of our country’s culture – native art was woven into the moving tapestry of the event through five carved totem sculptures. Instead of the usual catwalk, dancers and models performed a unique, specially-created choreography. You can appreciate the beauty of the handwork, the rustle of the skirts and the sheen of the light upon the fabric.
Learn more about the performance here.

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