For the International Women’s Day, the founder and head designer of the brand has decided to create a limited edition collection that is a recreation of a statement and a representation of history. The collection will be dedicated to three very important women that have been of great influence to the founder throughout the years; her mother, Neri Oxman, and Olivia Palermo.
Starting from a themed exhibition and going into a more generic one helps to find clues and connect the dots for things that we sometimes overlook when in huge spaces. On one hand, celebrating 100 years since women were granted the vote, “Votes for Women” exhibition at the Museum of London in 2018, featured an iconic, but very specific collection of objects, with an inspiring commissioned film. On the other hand, a closer look at the British Museum's permanent exhibition reveals details, such as that of the famous 1903 defaced penny with the slogan “Votes for Women” over King Edward’s VII portrait, which instantly creates a parallel connection between the two.
The use of the coins was one of the many Suffragettes’ methods to spread their universal messages to a wide audience. Pennies were used by all sections of society and were so small in value and size that they were rarely recalled by the Bank and hence ideal for the cause.
Addressing the mistreatment of women, the idea of this limited edition collection is to use words, dates, and actions - 100 years, 1918, Suffrage, Votes for Women, Deeds Not Words, 08/03, #MeToo, Time is Now - that relate, not only to the past but also to the present; a statement that honours the history and inspires hope for the future.
A Greek philologist, Sonia Kormaris, is known for her innovative methods of teaching literature analysis through the intersection of textual and literary criticism, history and linguistics.The mother has been the main role model of the founder of the brand, who taught her how to research and find deeper meanings to everything she designs.
An American-Israeli architect, designer and professor at the MIT Media Lab, Neri Oxman is known for her research in the intersection of computational design, digital fabrication, material science and synthetic biology, which she applies to her designs across disciplines, media and scales - from the micro scale to the building scale.
Eleni Bantra first saw Neri Oxman’s work at the “Fear and Love” exhibition at The Design Museum in 2016, where she displayed her “Vespers” mask collection. Through this exhibition, Neri Oxman explored what it means to design with life and helped the designer visualise her love for the delicate and undiscovered patterns that exist around us into art.
An American fashion influencer and entrepreneur, Olivia Palermo is known for her style sensibilities and proclivity towards aesthetic. Her authenticity and sophisticated approach towards fashion is inspiring many people to try and be the best versions of themselves. Olivia Palermo influenced the founder of the brand to create unique products with a great aesthetic, while always being herself within the fashion world.