Totem ¹ Taboo ²
Totem ¹ symbol which represents a system of beliefs and a sense of belonging.
Taboo ² social rejection based on beliefs and unfounded prejudices.
Totem Taboo is a political fashion and lifestyle brand building new collective imaginaries through the visual narrative of the symbol.
Understanding that we are all the result of a constant cultural hybridisation through time and space in history with a common origin; identity as something defined by experience and not only by social constructs such as race, class or gender; styling as a visual language which recreates universes and fosters trends which define social constructs of beauty; and that we are not governed by people but by ideas; Totem Taboo aims to shift through visual thought, micro and macro politics of difference in the individual and collective unconsciousness.
Strongly inspired by Black culture, Counter-culture, Avant-garde culture, Performance Art, Psychoanalysis and Symbolic Anthropology, Totem Taboo is the result of this amalgam coming out as an artistic militancy. An existential manifesto in the form of wearable art and public scenes & situations conceived by the anthropologist and artist Cristina Morales.
Operating outside traditional seasons, small, limited edition capsule collections are released throughout the year focusing on unique, ethically and locally handmade pieces that transcend fast fashion’s ethos and trends.
Currently based in London, the artist is about to launch her first scenic fashion collection ‘Space Age’ inspired by Sun Ra, already previewed at Africa Utopia in London – UK, and Klimafestivalen in Oslo – Norway.