Fashion designer Lucia Cuba (Peru) is one of the six winners of the Han Nefkens Fashion on the Edge Award.
A jury of experts, including the fashion-duo Viktor&Rolf and Karin Swerink, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, have awarded the prize to six young fashion designers. They are each creating a new work on the cusp between fashion and art. These new works will be on show for the first time in the exhibition ‘The Future of Fashion is Now’, autumn 2014 in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Lucia Cuba is both fashion designer and social scientist. With 'Exercises on Health', she aims to demonstrate that we can use fashion to interpret and transform our social reality. The garments bear the stories of people's battles with cancer. Health is intangible and is hidden in a person's spirit or body. Cuba attempts to provide an insight into how people experience sickness and health. The garments are actually materialised experiences. "Part 1 of 'Exercises on Health' - the first stage of a larger and ongoing project - is the consequence of a design process involving fieldwork conducted in Peru, interviews, audiovisual documentation, discourse and garment-based analysis. The result is an installation involving four garments: a set of devices interrelated through form, function and experience, shedding light on the complex universe of affections and significations that is revealed by concerns with health and the body."
Lucia Cuba's work can be seen at the exhibition:
The Future of Fashion is Now
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
until January 15, 2015
A film by: Kuba Szutkowski en René Hazekamp
Concept: Rianne Schoonderbeek
Camera assistent: Gino Ragueb
Subtitling: Einion Media