Marga Weimans - Ons'Lieve Heer op Solder
Marga Weimans (b.1970, Rotterdam) is an international oriented designer that expands herself to multiple disciplines including fashion, architecture and fine arts.
Weimans graduated at the prestigious Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts with her collection 'The Power Of My Dreams’ (2005), of which two designs are displayed at the Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder during WinterSalon/2012. This collection shows the power of dreaming, convinced by the idea what you dream is who you are. In this collection love, fame and success – three elements we all dream of – is reflected in the creations, but the key theme is also the dreams of strong black woman in today’s society. Weimans designs symbolize the eccentricity, political incorrectness and dignity that come to play analyzing the contemporary black woman.
Furthermore, Marga Weimans will present an installation in Museum Willet Holthuysen during winterSALON/2012, which is called 'Hermès Bag by Night'. This object form an exploration of shape and first experimental study on ultimate luxury goods, the obsession with such handbags, the texture of crocodile leather, and classical and most sought after shapes in the market, but distill such aspects to interiors and the facades of buildings. This object was exhibited in TENT Rotterdam.
Weimans pushes the boundaries of the fashion industry with her collections varying from haute couture to pret-a-porter, architectural showpieces and minimalistic dresses. She wants to show her personal development and innovation in her creations. She incorporates elements of nature and space, using earth tones and natural fabrics. She works with 3D perspectives and her designs include materials like wood, iron, resin and fabrics mixed with fiberglass.
Weimans graduated in 2005 as a fashion designer at the prestigious Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Her graduation collection The Power Of My Dreams won the 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. Weimans' work is purchased by and exhibited at the Dutch Groninger Museum. Her collections were presented in two haute couture weeks in Paris and in several exhibitions in in the Netherlands.
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