PARAGUAY - DESIGNER ILSE JARA & JUAN PABLO PISTILLI - PHOTOGRAPHER NEGIB GIHA
Ñanduti Myth: Beyond The Layers
Paraguay is a cultural and ethnic crossroads. This rich diversity – coupled with fast economic growth – has kick-started a cultural environment that is fresh and vibrant. Through their exploration of a traditional lace called Ñandutí, four designers look ‘Beyond the Layers’ to examine this ongoing transformation. Taking references from the Ñandutí’s shape, structure and semiotic significance, each focuses on a distinct aspect, highlighting their own preoccupations with design, their roots and their relation to other transnational influences. This exhibition will draw visitors into an imaginary web where superimposed layers resemble the structure of the Ñandutí itself.
Curated by Yanina Aubrey.
Ilse studied Fashion at Universidad Americana & holds an MA in Fashion Design and Production from Istituto Marangoni.
Born into a family of jewellery designers, Astrid studied Business in Miami but turned her passion for design into a career.
Iciar has a degree in Fashion Textiles and Design from Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires.
Born in 1987, Lucia studied Fashion at Universidad Americana and Haute Couture at Instituto di Moda Burgo in Italy.