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GALATECA is a project created by artists, designers, architects, curators and communication specialists set out to develop exhibitions of applied arts, new multimedia art, a gallery shop that is a total novelty for the market and multidisciplinary cultural experiences, where one could get in touch with contemporary art and amazing personalities. A developing project, Galateca Gallery set out to showcase national and international design projects and original contemporary art, aiming to create valuable exhibitions of applied and multimedia art.
Untamed Skin19:00 - 04:00 Bucharest
Artists: Alexandru Nimurad, Vika Tonu, Alexandra Abraham
Curator: Roxana Gibescu
Imbued with narrative and memory, the 'Untamed Skin – the Romanian Blouse' exhibition takes the story of the exquisite Romanian blouse back to its roots as a wild, yet delicate garment which was always worn close to the skin, hand-crafted using natural textiles and pigments, and embroidered with primordial symbols and patterns.
Fashion designers Alexandru Nimurad and Alexandra Abraham and jewellery-designer Vika Tonu developed their collective clothing, accessory and jewellery collection around the blouse as an organic structure, honouring its distinctive local background and visual history.
The seductive Romanian blouse became fashionable in the interwar period when Queen
Marie of Romania began wearing it as a symbol of belonging. The blouse was made famous by Matisse and fashion luminaries Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier, Emillio Pucci and, more recently, Tom Ford.
International Fashion Showcase IFS 2015 – London Fashion Week has awarded Untamed Skin with three Special Mentions for Best Exhibition, Best Emerging Designer (Vika Tonu & Alex Nimurad for their jewellery collection) & Best Curator (Roxana Gibescu)
Made in partnership with the Romanian Cultural Institute