Women in Design Series – Circe Henestrosa
Circe Henestrosa is a fashion curator based in Singapore, but her leadership and influence spans cultural institutions across the globe. She curated the exhibition Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo in Mexico.
The Victoria & Albert Museum in London recently worked in collaboration with Circe to host the acclaimed exhibition Frida Kahlo Making Her Self Up where she also co-edited the book Frida by Ishiuchi.
Circe is currently the Head of Fashion at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore and is globally renowned for her research presentations in the United Kingdom, Mexico, China, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore.
We have been friends for more than 10 years and I've always known her as a natural born leader. I admire her capacity in leading people while encouraging and inspiring others to achieve their best.
I have many wonderful memories of travelling with Circe – from Bali to London to Morocco, and her positivity is truly infectious.
I think feeling comfortable in your own skin is very important. To understand your body and how you can play with it is important. What you conceal and what you reveal, which we constantly do with fashion. It's not only about your clothes but also about your state of mind, which allows you to portray your personality to its fullest capacity.
Name: Circe Henestrosa
Occupation: Independent Fashion Curator/ Head of the School of Fashion at LASALLE College of the Arts
What do you love: Art, Architecture, Fashion and Nature
What is your greatest extravagance: Vintage Furniture
What can’t you live without: Flowers
Who and what is your greatest love of your life: Dave my Husband
When are you the happiest: In front of the Ocean
Who are your favorite writers: Joan Didion, Isabel Allende and Alvaro Mutis
Who is your favorite artist: Frida Kahlo
What is your current state of mind: Peace
What is it that you most dislike: Lamb and red peppers
If you could change one thing about your family what would it be: Our chaos
What is your greatest regret: Too few to mention.
What is your motto: Life