Join WILD WOMAN designer Myriam Marcela De Anda and textile artist Laura Renée Maier in a discussion of their collaborative process creating wearable art with a social purpose.
WILD WOMAN is a couture clothing collection that marries art and fashion to build unity across borders while celebrating diversity and multicultural expression. The project was inspired by the January 2017 Women’s March – a global protest that centered women’s rights as human rights at the start of Donald Trump’s US presidency. Over the last five years, the WILD WOMAN collection has grown and pieces of the collection have been shown around the world. The twelve pieces in the WILD WOMAN collection will ultimately be auctioned off, with one hundred percent of the proceeds going to support Fondo Semillas, a non-profit feminist organization focused on improving women’s and trans people lives in Mexico.
In partnership with the Portland Art Museum and the current exhibition, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism, the creators of WILD WOMAN collaborated on Magdalena, a cape inspired by Kahlo’s lithograph, Frida and the Miscarriage (1932), a work that is currently on view in the exhibition.