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ANDRA HANDARIC

Who's who / 11 Apr 2018 / RDW team
  • ANDRA HANDARIC2018 // Black Shelter
  • ANDRA HANDARIC2018 // Black Shelter
  • ANDRA HANDARIC2018 // Black Shelter
  • ANDRA HANDARIC2018 // Black Shelter
  • ANDRA HANDARIC2018 // Black Shelter
  • ANDRA HANDARIC2018 // Black Shelter
  • ANDRA HANDARIC2018 // Black Shelter
  • ANDRA HANDARIC2018 // Black Shelter
  • ANDRA HANDARIC2018 // Black Shelter
  • ANDRA HANDARIC2018 // Black Shelter
  • ANDRA HANDARIC2017 // Black Halos
  • ANDRA HANDARIC2017 // Black Halos
  • ANDRA HANDARIC2017 // Black Halos
  • ANDRA HANDARIC2017 // Black Halos
  • ANDRA HANDARIC2017 // Black Halos
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HISTORY 
Andra has completed a BA in Fashion Design at the University of Westminster London, after winning the CREACTÍVATE competition organized by IED Barcelona. Her previous studies at the University of Art and Design Cluj Napoca and Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Saint-Etienne France have aroused her interest in exploring the boundaries between art and fashion. After graduating she became an apprentice in Gareth Pugh's studio in London, where she developed her creative universe as an assistant of the designer during the making of the F/W 14 collection. 

After returning to her homeland, Andra launched her own brand with a ready-to-wear collection- "ISIHIA-Manifesto for the spirit," challenging the audience to a moment of inner contemplation with a performance staged as a purification ritual with a live semantron act.
The collection, inspired by the austere monastic universe, is an attempt of self disclosure, based on the concept of physical covering and inner discovery, endeavor in which the color palette is reduced to solemn black, the rigid-fluid ratio and association of various surfaces are fundamental - "Everything is turned upside down, pointed, bare, naked, exposed. " (Byung-Chul Han).
 
SPECIFIC
"Black Clothes, White Souls" is the philosophy around which the designer is developing her creative universe, exploring the garment as a multi-purpose object, born at the convergence of conceptual and functional, organic and minimalist, traditional and contemporary.
She's experimenting the dynamic of the volumes through the juxtaposition of patterns and different textures,through the handcrafted surface treatment, in order to generate a context/"a scenery" in which the inner universe of individuals to manifest. Thus a series of clothing items, leather accessories and hybrid objects were born, whose versatility adapts to the pace of contemporary life.
 
ROMANIAN DESIGN WEEK APPEARANCES
2018 // Black Shelter
The garment is nowadays a support for a filtered, embellished image, a separation between the outer body and the spirit.
Black Shelter - Self-contemplation / Investigation of the idea of the garment as the sacred space of self-manifestation, targeting the sarx-pneuma relation.

Originally amorphous mass, the clothing piece becomes a latent division, which disappears when it is appropriated, it transcends the boundary between the outside and the inside (since it is worn) It becomes a binder and an integral part of the one who enlivens it, it is a material that connects , transcends the person who activates it, and becomes a support for the manifestation of the self.
 
2017 // BLACK HALOS 
"Black Halos" captures the stages of self-exploration during the creative endeavor, process in which the color palette is reduced to black and the means of expression remains the relation volume-ratio-texture. The installation consists of five representative garments-statement objects- quintessential for the ANDRAHANDARICstudio aesthetics, associated with a series of experimental textile sculptures,conceived as a conceptual extension corresponding to each piece of clothing.

At the same time, this approach seeks to reveal the relationship between the man and the garment, questioning the manner in which the latter becomes a means of connecting with oneself. The pathway through the five conditions- anguish, platitude, reflection, release, bliss, becomes the expression of a ritual, in which black acquires positive values through catharsis.