Connex Awards: These are the five designers who will be honored for their work in the past decade

Andrea Saltzman, Gino Bogani, Mariana Cortes, Pablo Ramirez and Mariana Dabbiano
Andrea Saltzman, Gino Bogani, Mariana Cortes, Pablo Ramirez and Mariana Dabbiano

between the 21 disciplines make up the 100 leading figures of the last decade of Argentine visual arts (2012-2021)The Connex Foundation will distinguish Top 5 Argentinean designers. As I mentioned, it is Gino Bogani, Mariana Cortes, Mariana Dabbiano, Pablo Ramirez and Andrea Saltzman. The Connex Awards – Diplomas of Merit, for discipline fashion designIt will be delivered in Tuesday 13th September.

“This year, the Connex Foundation celebrates its founding The 43rd edition is the fifth time that a visual arts activity has been considered.The organizers of the famous awards, which have been awarded since 1980, highlighted this in a statement The Connex Awards annually distinguish the most eminent personalities and institutions within the branches that make up national life.

The specialties associated with the activity this year are: drawing, sculpture, object, fire arts, drawing, print, textile art, installation, performance, art collections, art in public, public space design, architecture, graphic design, industrial design, clothing design, humor, animation, illustration Photography, art and technology s ; Finally and recently added to this edition, Visual arts entities.

Gino Bogani, the pioneer of haute couture in Argentina, has a history of more than 60 years
Gino Bogani, the pioneer of haute couture in Argentina, has a history of more than 60 years

From the Konex Foundation, they presented the major milestones in the careers of each of the designers who will receive their awards in September.

Gino Bogani:

The pioneer of haute couture in Argentina, owns Its history is more than 60 years. He was a special guest at the rallies Washington in 1973 and 1975 and the First International Fashion Conference in Havana in 1986Next to Versace, Rabanne and Pucci. Among other celebrities They are dressed as Maria Luis Bemberg, Pinky, Mirtha Legrand, Norma Alejandro, Graciela Borges and Susana Jimenez.

in In 2009, she launched her first perfumeAnd the. In 2013, he had a retrospective exhibition in CC Recoleta. for him colon theaterfashion design for Cinderella (2012), The Nutcracker (2014), The Elixir of Love (2015) and Street Car Named Desire (2019). that it Cavalier from the Italian Republic and got Commander of the Order of Merit. In 2022, Malba . closed Celebrating Haute Couture Week With 79 models and 180 wearing his six decades of fashion.

Mariana Dabbiano:

Mariana Dobbiano, since 2001 designs and operates her own brand
Mariana Dobbiano, since 2001 designs and operates her own brand

The first generation of designers graduated from the profession UBA apparel and textile design. Since 2001 he has designed and directed his own brand. Your work saves A direct relationship between art and clothing, Production of textiles and clothing in which the process is clear. Present collections in fashion on the sidelines in ICI, With leading designers and at El Recoleta Cultural Center With plastic artists like Marta Minogen and Nicholas Garcia Oreboro Inspired by his works.

He was twice selected to participate in MBFW in New York and Latin American fashion shows in Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia, among others. Shown at the Proa Foundation, the Recoleta Cultural Center, the Fortabat Foundation, the Costume Museum, the Rosario Biennale and the National Museum of Fine Arts.

Paul Ramirez:

Pablo Ramirez, one of the most influential designers, recognized by the national and international press (Jaston Taylor)
Pablo Ramirez, one of the most influential designers, recognized by the national and international press (Jaston Taylor)

He was born on September 25, 1971. After his first steps in Paris, In 2000 he established his own brand. His work is based on simple lines, with subtle lines, as the sculptural design of the garment combines the classic presence of denim with the predominantly black palette.

His stylistic world unfolds in the fields of literature, theatre, cinema and fashion films. In his career, with nearly 50 collections, he has been part of fashion shows in Buenos Aires, New York, Stockholm, Berlin, Madrid and Medellin.It was well received by the public and the press.

make exhibition Black Magic, a retrospective exhibition of his work with photographers Luciana Val and Franco Musso. Winner of 7 Silver Scissors and 1 Gold Scissors, Florencio Sánchez Award and first Martin Fierro dedicated to fashion. The Connex Prize 2012.

Andrea Saltzman:

Andrea Saltzman: In her interest in the body to tackle design, her dance and plastic arts training and status as an architect converge (Photo: saltzmanandrea)
Andrea Saltzman: In her interest in the body to tackle design, her dance and plastic arts training and status as an architect converge (Photo: saltzmanandrea)

Professor of Apparel and Textile Design at FADU-UBA And the pioneer of that race. Doctor with Honors in Design and Fashion from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. In his interest in the body to address the design, his training in Dance, plastic arts and her position as an architect. nourishes his work Multidisciplinary and cross With many actors developing workshops, fashion shows and curators, both in museums and Malba, CCR, Proua, Casa America, As in public places.

His books always arise from thinking about action, trying to make sense of design in a complex, dynamic and intertwined world. Among other nicknames, it stands out body designed (Bedus, 2004), skin metaphor (Bedus, 2019) and skin between skin (2022, Spindles Spain).

Mariana Cortes:

Mariana Cortes, today sells the brand as a lifestyle for women, men, children and décor
Mariana Cortes, today sells the brand as a lifestyle for women, men, children and décor

She used to sew and sew as a child in her grandmother’s house. UBA clothing designer. In 1998 opened john of arc As a demo store, with an open workshop and art gallery. today The brand sells as a lifestyle for women, men, kids and decor. Textile development for printing Hand screen printing Each one of her garments is unique and unrepeatable.

Do drawings, watercolors and textures, with design too, With artisans, hand-knitted into crochet, two needles and a nandotti. Exports to Japan, USA and Spain. Foot Nido Projects, to provide work from reusing discarded textiles (2001-2010) and Namaste, to donate masks (2020). I received the UP Style Awards Design and Communication Professional 2011; Brand CAM Silver Scissors with the largest international offerfor 2011 and collection with identity 2013 and Galicia Comex Export Excellence, 2018.

Kurtis creates drawings, watercolors, and textures, while also designing, along with artisans, handwoven in crochet, two needles and a ñanduti.  Exports to Japan, USA and Spain
Kurtis creates drawings, watercolors, and textures, while also designing, along with artisans, handwoven in crochet, two needles and a ñanduti. Exports to Japan, USA and Spain

It has been The brilliant Konnext in action: Horacio Butler in 1982, Juan Carlos DeStefano in 1992, Victor Gribeau and Luis Philipp Noé in 2002, Leon Ferrari and Cesar Pelli in 2012. Meanwhile, headed by Louis Philip Noah The grand jury, made up of 20 notable personalities, They will choose in each of the 21 award-winning quintiles, those with the most important jobs, and who will get the Connex Platinum. Among them, the contract number, which will receive the highest award, will be selected, and Wonderful Konex.

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