ROMANI – My Identity, My Freedom. Expressing Culture Through Fashion
ROMANI – My Identity, My Freedom. Expressing Culture Through Fashion was exhibited in Philanthropy House from the 6th March until the 19th April 2018.
The exhibition, supported by the European Foundation Centre, ERSTE Foundation and the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) comes from ROMANI, created by sisters Erika Varga and Helena Varga, is the first Roma studio with the aim of raising awareness about the culture and heritage of both Hungarian and Roma culture within the fashion community.
ROMANI is instrumental in giving a voice to Roma culture by reinterpreting traditional Roma patterns with a modern urban touch. The brand also directly serves Roma society by employing disadvantaged Roma women, organising workshops and hosting events to discuss Roma identity, heritage and culture. For the last five years, ROMANI has been supported by ERSTE Foundation, an EFC and EVPA member.