Indómita has opened its doors, a gallery whose mission is to raise, elevate and promote Dominican fashion and art in all its forms! With DNA’s core focus on fashion, it uses art as inspiration to explore and expand designers’ creativity.
This is a non-profit organisation, born with the aim of providing exposure to emerging Dominican designers and artists to produce their collections, raise their brands and promote their career development. 100% of the profits will be allocated to create a support fund for emerging designers and other initiatives aligned with its strategic mission.
To mark the launch, an event was held in the five rooms of La Bodega attended by about 150 guests. The event consisted of a behind-the-scenes photoshoot for the campaign held in Montecristi, interviews and round tables with Season 1 designers and other guests, including Ester Abenader, Rosanna Rivera, Ines Baez (Chef Tita), and Carla. Quinones, Maria de Moya, Laura Peña, Elsa Turoll, Maribel Bellapart and Giovanna Vasquez.
The first season
The designers for the first collection were Maylé Vásquez, Josef Sánchez, Carolina Socías, Mónica Varela, Carolina Sanz and Casa Alfarera. Although the first season works with authors with an established audience, Indómita’s main goal is to praise and get to know emerging designers as well. Starting with the following collections and with production funding, the goal is to support emerging artists and designers.
The task assigned to all designers was the same: to work on unpublished capsule sets inspired by the works of Jorge Pineda, specifically in his works for 2020: “Children in Stone Masks”, “The Story”, “Trial and Error”, and “The Broken Garden”. Jorge Pineda is known for his childish and innocent drawings and compositions, which hide difficult truths about our beliefs. He is one of the most talented contemporary artists in our country, and their work has been exhibited in Latin America, the United States and Europe.
In several interviews with designers, Pineda spoke about his thinking, process and context, as well as his fondness for many visual dominant ideas that served as inspiration for designers.
For the artist, the experience was enriching and made him feel completely vulnerable…but he enjoyed the process: “When you honestly make art, pieces always have a sound that can enter into dialogue with others. That’s why I tried to enter into dialogue with those works, so they could fit Those concepts to create something new. And herein lies the genius of this project: As an artist you put yourself aside and your work at the service of the intelligence and creativity of others. And I, like a vampire, came out of this dialogue with a lot of ideas: Talking with young people has magic that gives you good and new energy; and if If you are able to eat it, you can use it to restart and rebuild.”
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