Noëmi Rahel Siegfried is a Swiss-Hungarian Interdisciplinary Artist and Process Designer based in Mexico City.
Her aim is to create a magical world, that stimulates the imagination of the person who wears the clothes as well as the beholder. Having studied Post-Industrial Design in Basel at the Institute of HyperWerk at the Academy of Art and Design HGK FHNW, she has mainly focused on working interdisciplinary. Initiating and being part of various projects in different art disciplines such as photography, film, social work and fashion has allowed her to expand her horizon about what art and design could be. To shape new worlds by combining several art forms is what she loves to do most. She has always had a strong fascination for fashion and has been an avid collector of garments from different eras since she was a child. To design clothes for her is like placing form, color and texture in a specific order that incites an emotion, more than having the approach to be trendy. El Llamafante’s clothes is for individuals who love to be unique, outside of the norm and who are brave enough to stand out. The world she aims to create is a joyful world hence the vibrant colors and subjects she chooses. She is inspired by cinema, art, poetry and the 70’s and all the many places and personalities she was able to meet throughout her journeys around the world, each one of them gifting her a different color palette.
About El Llamafante:
Noëmi Rahel Siegfried founded El Llamafante in 2020. The brand’s name El Llamafante was born out of a dream she had before moving away from Switzerland, in which a surreal animal, a crossing between a lama and an elephant, appeared to her. Through techniques like automatic drawing, she began to invent a fantastic and magical world around the Llamafante, where surreal and joyful creatures intermingled with each other in mysterious ways and would then appear on her paper. Later on, she decided to use clay in order to create small threedimensional sculptures of these creatures. This magical world that was emerging slowly in front of her eyes inspired her to develop a fashion brand that would interact with the art she was making, and in doing so expand the idea of fashion as such. She decided to create a collection based on the tiny sculptures she had already produced. In the process of elaborating the designs she envisioned a sculpture for each outfit but on a much larger scale, so she manufactured them in a bigger size using the technique of Papier-mâché.
By now El Llamafante tells us a story. With each collection the brand introduces three new characters or themes that are relevant through the sculptures, the looks and as comic figures which are being illustrated by Noëmi as well. To make his adventure more tangible and fun it is being told on the basis of a comic.
Read the Chapters here: https://www.el-llamafante.com/pages/the-story
You are welcome to join El Llamafante's magical adventure!