We begin this special section to make visible the work of other creative women with Andra Cora, a designer with whom Myriam Moreno has previously collaborated, as we tell you here.
She is an emerging Valencian designer who has managed to masterfully combine what we love so much, the classic lines with contemporary forms and ideas, a harmony between the past and the future that the female figure falls in love with and redefines.
Who are you and what do you do? I am Andra Cora, a fashion designer by profession and creative by vocation.
Tell us how you started your adventure. I have been designing professionally since 2012. At that time, the illusion weighed more than good sense in my decision-making and my first step, shortly after finishing my studies at the EASD School of Art and Design College in Valencia, was to launch my own signature. Although my perception of entrepreneurship and fashion as a business has evolved over the years, that daring and complicated experience of initiation in the sector helped me lay the methodological, constructive and conceptual foundations that today define my work.
What does being a “Designer” mean to you? A philosophy of life; a means to reflect, communicate and connect.
In your work, the influence of pattern making from past centuries is combined with contemporary forms and lines. What are your influences? That’s right, I investigate the past to interpret and create a present that projects into the future. It inspires me from the romantic drama of the late 19th and early 20th centuries or the structured silhouettes of the 40s and 50s to the deconstructed avant-garde of references such as Iris Van Herpen, Yohji Yamamoto, Martin Margiela, Josep Font, Alexander McQueen, Ann Demeulemeester or Amaya Arzuaga, among others.
Where does your love for fashion come from? I have always been attracted to artistic expression, but I needed a language with greater limitations in technical and functional matters. I suppose that in fashion I found that balance between the abstract and the rational.
Share with us a book that has marked you a lot. “The empire of the ephemeral. Fashion and its destiny in modern societies” by Gilles Lipovetsky. As a student she discovered the most human essence of fashion and now it is my therapy when I need to reconcile with it.
What are your future projects? To develop my facet as a teacher and continue to surprise me, because if there is something that I am passionate about fashion, it is its multidisciplinary application and the incalculable learning in each new challenge it poses.
Define in one sentence what it means for you to be part of “The Wind Tribe”. It is a privilege and a motivation to participate in a collaborative initiative like yours, of a community that believes in creative and transforming talent.
- Web/Porfolio www.behance.net/andra_cora
- LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/andra-cora
- Instagram www.instagram.com/andra_cora
*Cover photo: Borja Pascual