Evoluted Human – Fernanda Fernandes
Have you even think about what human beings come from? or what human beings will be? Fernanda Fernandes demonstration the evolution of human beings in her collection ” Quinto Simia” Fernanda Fernandes, a Brazil born , Amsterdam based designer. She graduated in Amsterdam Fashion Institute and worked for Hussein Chalayan as internship. In 2014, she created her graduation collection “Quinto Simia”, and started her own brand Fernanda Fernandes.
Interview with Fernanda Fernandes
G: Criminal Girl , F:Fernanda Fernandes
G: Would you please tell me more about your latest collection?
F: About ‘Quinto Simia’ Collection
For this first collection Fernanda Fernandes was inspired by human evolution. ‘Quinto Simia’ is the Latin translation for ‘The Fifth Ape’, the human being. “Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is” (Camus, 1951). The designs combine traditional craftsmanship with modern technologies.
G: What is your muse for this collection?
F: A strong confident flamboyant woman who is definitely not afraid to show her feminine side.
G: What is new for you this season? What kind of new make up/ accessories are used for your latest collection?
F: It is definitely the variety of textures and the combination of different types of materials. For this season I used a lot of innovative fabrics and technics such as latex and 3D printed accessories for example.
G: Why are you interested in Fashion?
F: I was born in Brazil and grew up in a family full of artisans. Living together with my mother who was a dressmaker, I developed a strong passion for clothes and craftsmanship early in life. When clients came to my mother, I liked to see them try on clothes that not long before were just a pile of fabrics on the floor. The transformation to a piece of clothing from scratch.
G: What do you think about the new designers in Amsterdam?
F: I think they are very nice, what I think is that here in Amsterdam there is ‘toughness” compared to different fashion cities. It is practical, it could be glamorous, sophisticated but you still have to be able to wear it on a bicycle!
G: What is the next project for you?
F: I have recently started my label, so I guess the next step is the next collection ! I webshop is on its way. Hopefully many more things are to come so stay tuned.
G: Where do you seek your inspiration?
F: I seek my inspiration from society, things and events around me, nature, current events that are happening. I translate these events and ideas into a concept, which then become a collection.
G: What is your favourite designer and why?
F: My favourite designer is Jean Paul Gaultier because he knows how to combine different techniques in a fun way. He embraces the concept of his collections and he is always very daring. He tells his stories while respecting the female body. A women can never look bad in JPG’s clothing !
More information of Fernanda Fernandes
Not Just a Label: https://www.notjustalabel.com/designer/fernanda-fernandes
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fernanda-Fernandes/
Criminal Girl meets Fernanda Fernandes