Slow fashion designer Mirjam Manusama is originally from Middelburg in Zeeland, where she grew up studying at the Vrije School (Rudolf Steiner philosophy) and developed her passion for fashion and art. In Utrecht, she studied fashion design and worked with renowned designers.
The freedom to develop her creativity and shape unique garments led her to become a slow fashion design entrepreneur. She professionalised in drapery and asymmetry with dominantly black garments in her collections. Over the past few years, she specialised in costume designs for dance performers and designed a range of commissioned collections. Every garment is designed and handmade by her or an intern in her atelier.
Mirjam Manusama founded Atelier Manusama in Rotterdam in 2017.
At Atelier Manusama conscious art, fashion and costume design are the core elements of her craft.
Atelier Manusama is dedicated to responsible consumption and production. Mirjam, therefore, chooses responsible fabrics with about 90% of her collection consisting of 100% linen or organic cotton textiles as well as re-using and incorporating rest-fabrics in the designs. These designs are made for both women and men to wear and exchange freely.
Mirjam Manusama is also known as a visual artist and Yoni Art workshop facilitator. Motivated by her personal experiences, Mirjam uses her intuitive art as a means to inspire and transmute themes like femininity and guide women through drawing and reflection.
Atelier Manusama’s focus on fashion design with the aim to raise awareness. Mirjam’s vision is to merge androgynous (costume) design, art and aesthetics with sustainability to reshape the value of fashion.
” Clothing is the shell of the body and the body is the shell of the soul.” – M.M.