MEET@DANZA: Our EXHIBITOR from the NETHERLANDS, - Somnia Romantica

"MEET@Danza" features the wonderful artists who contribute to the organisation of our outstanding event. Today we have the pleasure to present you our second star EXHIBITOR, Marjolein Turin also known as the designer and owner of SOMNIA ROMANTICA from UTRECHT - NETHERLANDS.

I have always been very dreamy person, romanticizing the world and adding stories to it. I love creating things, but I also have to. At the age of 16 I started sewing. My mother taught me how to handle a sewing machine, other than that I am self taught. At about the same time I discovered the whole dark alternative scene. Right after highschool I started my own gothic fashion label to support myself.

Years later I decided to reinvent and step up the label. More elegance, more drama, more historically inspired touches. That is when Somnia Romantica was born in its current form. It is also when it went online and worldwide.

One of the things I love most about my work is the variety of fantastic places and people where the designs end up. In photoshoots, music videos, on stage, at weddings and festivals, and all around the world.

A few years ago I quit custom orders. A difficult step, but also one of the best decisions I ever made, as it gave an open agenda and therefore more creative freedom and more time to develop new skills and start up new projects.

Currently I am working on planning some evenings free to develop my drawing and writing skills. But the main focus will remain Somnia Romantica. I have an embroidery machine and learned to convert my hand drawn designs into embroidery patterns. I plan to do much more with this and also to develop more sewing skills.

I started a lace supplies shop Somnia Lace Boutique to feed my lace addiction and to give my audience acces to more lace. Added to this, a little scoop! Partially to compensate for the fact that I am not offering custom pieces anymore and also because there are so many creative people out there, I am planning to make patterns of some of my pieces avaible for sale! This will take time, but I am looking forward to setting up the project.

The main thing I hope to communicate with my creations is the message of freedom of expression. I love a diverse world where self-expression is celebrated. It is awesome to see how 10 different people wear the same piece in 10 completely different ways. I always say, here in my workspace a piece of clothing is still a piece of clothing. But when someone puts it on, that’s when it comes to life.

SOMNIA ROMANTICA will be exhibiting her latest creations at our runway show! Our Ambassador La Dutchessa from the Netherlands will be modelling one of her creations! You can meet them both at our VIP Reception!

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