About the speaker
Marga Weimans is an ambitious, international oriented fashion house, which expands itself to multiple disciplines including fashion, architecture and fine arts. Weimans graduated as a fashion designer at the prestigious Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, one of the world-leading fashion programs. Her graduation collection The Power Of My Dreams won an I-D award in 2005 which is organized by worldwide fashion magazine I-D. With this collection, she was also nominated for the Design Prize Rotterdam. Since her successful graduation Weimans’ work is purchased by and exhibited at the Groninger Museum. In recent years she has achieved many successes. Her collections were presented in two haute couture weeks in Paris and in several exhibitions in Dutch Museums. Weimans pushes the boundaries of the fashion industry with her designs. She is interested in the combination of fashion and architecture. Her collections are very broad: from haute couture to pret a porter, including architectural showpieces and minimalistic dresses. The designer worked together with several artists from other fields like industrial designers and architects. Weimans wants to show her personal development and innovation in the designs. The realistic everyday environment of her studio is reflected in her work and transforms into a sublime dreamlike world. She incorporates elements of nature and space and uses earth tones and natural fabrics. She works with 3D perspectives and her designs include architectural materials like wood, iron, and resin. She also creates her own fabrics by mixing fabric with fiberglass. in this way, Weimans’ designs tell a personal story of how her creative ideas come about. Because of her black roots, Weimans is also interested in exploring the role of black women in our current global, complex culture. With her collection “Source of Power Collection”, Weimans gave an image of the eccentricity, political incorrectness, and dignity that come to play analyzing the contemporary black woman.'
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