Carmen Emanuela Popa reinterpreted the fabrics of Chinese Hanfu, using the unique fabrics of Romanian folk costumes and the elements of Chinese style to design the expressive Romanian fashion, which is very popular in the local area.
In her collection Popa uses dance, joie de vivre and humour to make her point: thus we see ballerinas on points dressed in diaphanous white outfits decorated with the most delicate floral and vegetal embroidery but the lovely garments are not following the architecture of the body. We find the same mischievous sense of humour in Yssey Miyake who in 1999 launched A POK, whereby he introduce a new ethical approach to making clothes. by using computer technology combined with old fashioned knitting techniques..
CHINA Meets ROMANIA este un proiect internațional care dezvoltă progresiv proiectul FUTURE FOLK lansat în 2018 la inițiativa Organizației Alumnus Club Pentru UNESCO, în colaborare cu artista Carmen Emanuela Popa. Încă de la început proiectul și-a dorit o viziune nouă asupra interpretării costumului popular tradițional, punând astfel în discuție revigorarea patrimoniului cultural imaterial din România. Piesele vestimentare semnate de artistă au la baza surse de inspirație din valorile estetice ale costumului popular românesc dar și ale minorităților naționale.
A narrow corridor whose claustrophobic walls evoke the lunatic asylum or the prison, instead of the glamorous runway with which the public are accustomed at fashion shows; and instead of a succession of equally glamorous models to present the collection, a solitary presence: a woman carrying a bundle in her arms; perhaps an infant, but we shall never know.
Romanian designer Carmen Emanuela Popa participated in this event with a series of clothing for the event's presenter. As always in his creations, the artist approached an avant-garde interpretation of works wich take part of the Future Folk collection. The scene of the Romanian Athenaeum was embellished by the artist's creations, which, as ever, are militant for a humanistic cause. This time the artist wants through a