PHILOSOPHY

Her first collection was made when Carmen was six years old (!) and today she keeps on creating the extraordinary images filling them with her own philosophy.

About Designer

Carmen Emanuela Popa has been passionate about art from a very early age. Fashion design is just a pretext to create unique characters who reveal an emotional universe about the aesthetics of the human being.

What does inspire me? Drama of this world with all it entails, wars, famine, poverty .. in contrast to the "blessed" world with peace and joy of living.
I am inspired by every passerby, each is a piece of the universe and has its own perception of the miracle of life. In all times, people liked to embellish, to strive for perfection as nature itself does. I believe that fashion began when wars ended. It is a form of peace, which tends to come out. Sometimes, in the morning .. when I come back to the reality of this world .. I simply see these images! .. divine characters that basically talk about ourselves.

Identity

Itinerary

She was born on April 3, 1976, in Romania. Inspired by dramatic works of Picasso and Monet, adolescent designer clearly determined her mission. Her unconventional collections, marked by a strong visual essay, were noticed and rewarded on the international catwalks such as Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Russia or Athens Xclusive Designers Week. In September 2014 opened first Fashion Store Carmen Emanuela Popa in Bucharest.

About present and future

Recently, the designer organized in Paris an event dedicated to world peace and non-violence. In a context in which Europe and the world are faced continuously with various conflicts, Carmen Emanuela Popa used her artwork to celebrate the International Day of Peace with pieces from the Contemporary Unknown Soldier collection. The Romanian designer is currently preparing a new collection, to be launched early 2017.

Participations and coverage

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia, Moscow
Athens Xclusive Designers Week
Vogue UK, Tatler UK, Tabu Magazine, The ONE Magazine, Luxury Magazine

Studies

Bucharest National University of Arts, Faculty of Decorative Arts and Design ( 2010 - 2013 )
Master Fashion Design UNAB ( 2013 - 2015 )
Doctoral studies Fashion and Visual Arts UNAB (in present)

About
Work

Always good projects were appreciated. But they can take birth, it took a lot of work and passion. Art must be expressed so that society can evolve aesthetically and spiritually and then have the immense joy of this. For this reason our attention was directed towards fruitful partnership, sponsorship and media relations. We are pleased to work with our teams, we thank all those who support creativity and artistic expression, the only way the world will go on.

  • It is not just about attires. It is an art that makes you catch a moment, feel and embrace the beauty. MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK RUSSIA

  • Carmen is an artist anti-system, because it brings the average man in haute couture, and this makes his work original.. MIHAELA VARGA - Art Critic, Romania

  • Although your works are conceptual, but you managed to do very wearable .. MIHAELA DEDEOGLU - Jurnalist RFI Romania

  • The military ballet theme was a very new, fresh and interesting idea to present as a new designer. This new idea was based on the classic khaki for the army look, but unexpected volumes created this different from the common result, that is why the "best catwalk" award was easy to get. POSHFASHION Athens

  • Carmen Emanuela Popa’s collection combines several worlds across strong, very couture silhouettes in rigid materials, reminiscent of the imaginings of Alexander McQueen. PARISMODES TV - Review MBFW Russia, Moscow

  • Girl you're so high, do not forget this ... UNDA POPP - Prof. Univ. National University of Arts, Bucharest

  • When they heard many horns, I stopped my car in front of your store, I admire showcase.. M. LEROI - CUSTOMER

  • I wish for every customer who leaves from you with a piece of clothing, to feel what I feel now ... M. MANESCU - CUSTOMER