02 January 2015

Bemvindo and Welcome to 2015!

Boa noite readers,

How are you? How are you feeling this New Year. This past year here at ReciclaGEM has been quite a whirlwind...

...beginning with our "Beautiful People" photo shoot with the River Revista...

...and Bricolage Conversation presentation at NYU Gallatin Fashion show...
 
...launched our first GoFundMe campaign...(THANK YOU:)

...to our first trip to the beautiful land of Oz, showcasing at RAW Brisbane alongside an incredibly talented team...
...and the start of Kat and my FridaFreda Project, to be released this year...
 
...our first bridal client and gown, made with vegan Peace silk...

 ...our remix of the "What's Underneath" Project collaboration with StyleLikeU, for the Hemispheric Institute's Graduate Student Initiative...



...a number of amazing creative shoots with the Beau Monde Society, to be released soon...

...costuming an amazing Lavinia Roberts' Emily Dickinson inspired production about identity and comfort in one's skin...


...our first upcycled youth class, featuring shibori-dyed hemp dresses and paper bag bows...
 
...and our expansion into the realm of divinity with our latest Conversation, Divine Feminine...


In the midst of these artistic strides, our world has faced enormous challenges in this past year, from Ayotzinapa to Palestine, to many cities through the U.S. and many unspoken cities around the world, where people are continuing to stay alive, thrive, and create under the pressure of occupation, police brutality and impunity, micro and macroaggressions, and violence.

ReciclaGEM began and continues to evolve as a line that explores through reclaimed and low impact materials these social narratives that run through the undercurrent of our seams- we walk through through the world sartorially kept but with our spirits and sense of selves threadbare .

This year will be a seminal year of putting many of these ideas, thoughts and conversations on a global platform, with pieces being available for purchase online and in stores, global artist collaborations that delve deeper into the creative expression of these issues, and more posts exploring the ways embodied narratives- and fashion-CAN inspire social change.

Finally a big, warm THANK-OBRIGADA-YOU to you brilliant photographers, models, makeup and hair artists, visionary clients, angel investors (thank you, amazing GoFundMe supporters!) and visionary readers, who are the very reason why these conversations exists. 

Together, let's create a new tune for 2015,
T*

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