Designer Alexander Ayala Photographer Emmanuel Garcia
Guatemala’s Mayan heritage provides the inspiration for ‘Millennial Moon’, an installation rooted in the scientific sophistication of the civilisation’s ancient lunar calendar and the mother-figure of Ixchel, goddess of the moon, fertility and weaving. Reimagining Somerset House as Ixchel’s observatory-cum-atelier, Guatemala’s emerging fashion designers showcase their visions of the future. This new generation of creative inventors is inspired by both the cosmos and ancient textile techniques, their impact strengthened by global communication and manufacturing technologies.
Designers include: Alexander Ayala, David Valencia, HO piezas unicas, MEÜS, Thelma Espina
Curators: Cecilia Santamarina de Orive, Carolina Yafe, Aida Arguello
Exhibition design: Olivero Bland Studio
Organised by: Coyuntura 13, Embassy of Guatemala UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala
Supported by: Mercedes-Benz, Guatemorfosis, Punto Mandarina, Nando Yax PR, Meso Goods, The Mayan Store, Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo