Carmen Emanuela Popa

Carmen Emanuela Popa

Fashion DesignerBucharest, Romania
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Carmen Emanuela Popa

Carmen Emanuela Popa

Fashion DesignerBucharest, Romania
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Carmen Emanuela Popa is a Romanian fashion designer known for her strong conceptual designs, she founded the brand with the same name embarking on a journey through the fashion world from vast philosophical influences, creating unique and visually challenging images, transmitting emotion and humanistic messages. The characters she proposes are contemporary soldiers, kings metamorphosed into pure rural characters, urban entities that carry in their emotional baggage ancestral origins but who wear outfits made of high-tech materials, mixes of ecological and neoprene, natural and waterproof, all in a dynamic sportswear allure. Her latest collection Fat X is now displayed on official London Fashion Week Platform at Profile Designer Section. She is a constant presence at LFW from June 2020. Popa receives the Best Catwalk Award at the Athens Xclusive Designers Week in Greece, with Contemporary Unknown Soldier collection. In 2014 presents WOMAN N, in Moscow, at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, a woman's vision which was suggestively named by the international press “a refugee of the future“. With the 56 Route Collection Carmen Emanuela Popa is a Visual Arts Partner of the International Project UNESCO's Academy of Young Women, The Fight Against Xenophobia, Extremism and Aggression, a project initiated by the National Commission of Romania for UNESCO, which took place in August 2017. With a strong manifest speech, the project supports the young woman who is still the victim of discrimination and violence. From March 2018, she started collaborating with a program of a traineeship ( 6 months ) with the prestigious IUAV University / Fashion Design, Venice, Italy. Her final Project is called SHOW Me Your Heart. In 2019 he exhibits at the City Hall 1, in Paris, Place du Louvre 4, the works of the Future Folk. Costume Royal project. A concept inspired by the line of French royal dresses brought in urban area by materials and sportswear element and with an particular accessory that referred to environmental and emotional pollution, the mask, which today has become a contemporary symbol of the whole world. Carmen Emanuela Popa is a graduate BA Arts and Textile Design at the National University of Arts, Bucharest and MA Fashion Design / Strategies of Fashion and Costume / UNAB. At present, she is PhD student VI year, at the same university, Fashion Department, with a theme that addresses the migration of the fashion outfit to the contemporary art object. Her unconventional concepts have appeared in publications such as British VOGUE, Tatler UK, Huffington Post, ParismodesTV, Harper's BAZAAR, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, RFI, China Daily, Fibre 2 Fashion, NEO2 Magazine and other specialized publications in France, Greece, Spain and Romania.
Projects
  • War Melt by POPA at LONDON FASHION WEEK
    War Melt by POPA at LONDON FASHION WEEKToday we are surprised by the actions and decisions of leaders who have lived in a continuous hibernation in their own immoral consciousness, in a gloomy scenario of premeditating and ignorance of the consequences regarding the assault of a large sample of human beings whose peace has been shaken and stabbed, filling in blood and tears a land whose value cannot be in the testimony of a war. Absurd and treacherous this collective attack covers as an iron hand the peace and emotional well-being o
  • The Winner Post Bauhaus Experimental Fashion Exhibition
    The Winner Post Bauhaus Experimental Fashion ExhibitionThe Romanian Designer Carmen Emanuela Popa brings the human being to the fore, idealizing through contrasting stylistic dualities the vulnerable condition of the common man in the context of today's society and places the condition of women in modernity by calling on interdisciplinary artistic means, thus outlining an idealized, marked human profile of the prerogatives of an emotional civilization. The project aims at the interconnection between the artistic manifestations encountered at the be
  • Q & A With Carmen Emanuela Popa The Vanilla Issue
    Q & A With Carmen Emanuela Popa The Vanilla IssueCarmen Emanuela Popa is a talented young Romanian designer creating philosophical, conceptual pieces that challenge your imagination. Her work has appeared in major publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire. We recently spoke with Carmen about her inspirations, aspirations, and her most recent collection Popa Fat X. - The Vanilla Issue
  • POPA Fat X  | London Fashion Week June 2022
    POPA Fat X | London Fashion Week June 2022Fat X talks about the ambiguity in which today's society lives, about the confusion and distortion of the reality about escaping to extreme limits in terms of everyday behavior but also about the representations that its exponents make directly or indirectly to persons, situations, actions, including their own personality. The inner universe is an infinity of hypostases and paradigms in which the human being can find the creative balance that builds emotions and sensations so that they can defin
  • POPA Fat X | London Fashion Week June 2022
    POPA Fat X | London Fashion Week June 2022Fat X talks about the ambiguity in which today's society lives, about the confusion and distortion of the reality about escaping to extreme limits in terms of everyday behavior but also about the representations that its exponents make directly or indirectly to persons, situations, actions, including their own personality. The inner universe is an infinity of hypostases and paradigms in which the human being can find the creative balance that builds emotions and sensations so that they can defin
  • Fa Ra ON | Carmen Emanuela Popa
    Fa Ra ON | Carmen Emanuela PopaPhilosophy We are now at the dawn of new beginnings in which our horizons are resizing from the individual perspectives of goal setting to the spatiality in which we want to manifest our performances. The dawn of an era of emotional civilization is beginning to show its pastel hues in keeping with a pacifism of wisdom. Intolerance can no longer be accepted, ignorance of the affects will lead to mini-wars in / out, it will be necessary a management of feelings that must be authenticated. This tr
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Work history
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    Fashion DesignerCarmen Emanuela Popa
    Bucharest, RomaniaFull Time
    Fashion Design / Creative Direction
Skills
  • Creative
  • Art
  • Photography
  • Styling Direction
Education
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    Fashion DesignNational University of Arts Bucharest
    Bucharest, Romania
    BA Arts and Textile Design / National University of Arts, Bucharest MA Fashion Design / UNAB IUAV University / PhD Fashion Design Department / Traineeship - Venice, Italy Doctoral Student Fashion Design / Visual Arts / Currently, UNAB - 2022
Awards
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    The Best CatwalkAthens Xclusive Designers Week (AXDW)
    Contemporary Unknown Soldier / Collection SS 2013