Residência Criativa 2016

01 Jan - 31 Dec

The Regional Center for Handicrafts (CRAA) promoted from June 14th to August 12nd the Creative Residence Exhibition 2016, at the Whalers Museum, on the island of Pico. This initiative results from the 4th edition of the project Residências Criativas , which aims to create new products, with a significant and differentiating artisanal component, creating, through the integration of the products in a brand, sustainability for the work of the artisans and reach new markets.

In the 4th edition of the Creative Residence, the focus was on the traditional lace of the islands of Pico and Faial, through the clothing segment, inviting the fashion designer Silvia Teixeira to this effect. The mini-collection, Swing Lace, involves 12 coordinates of ready-to-wear, feminine and masculine, reflecting the inspiration of the designer in the glamor of the 30’s, adding in a subtle way tradition and innovation.

The artisans who welcomed the project and introduced new practices to their productions were Ana Baptista, from the island of Faial, Alzira Neves, Conceição Neves and Arménio Goulart, from the island of Pico.


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