October 12, 2011 Leave a comment
Exilo cordially invites you
Contributors: Nicolas Amato, Pilar Wiley, Ina Celaya, Lisa Sitko, Nicolau Vergueiro and Marco Antonio Prado
Opening reception: October 22nd, 8 pm
For this collection, Ina Celaya integrates letters from Unicode’s standardized Tifinagh alphabet into each hand-tailored piece. The graphic symbols are layered upon and into foundational garments, composing necklines, silhouettes and detailing. The Tifinagh alphabet (a politically contested language not officially recognized in North African states) activates both the source patterns and the critical potential of the garments. By integrating an endangered writing system into elements of fashion design, Celaya addresses the marginalization of linguistic diversity, at the same time revitalizing clothing as a form of communication.
Exilo Studio is located at: 435 S. Broadway, 3rd floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013