Haute couture on Colombia’s mean streets

Nov 29, 2023 | Culture, People, Videos

The Santa Fe district of Bogota is notorious for crack, glue and alcohol abuse, as well as prostitution. Despite this, fashion designer Diamantina Arcoiris knowingly relocated her studio there, offering employment opportunities for social outcasts who embroider her dresses and showcase them on catwalks. Xenia Böttcher brings this unique story to light, exploring one woman’s determination to balance business with social responsibility.
However, Diamantina’s studio is not a charity; it is a thriving business venture. In this compelling documentary, viewers will get an insider’s perspective of the challenges she faces while planning her next fashion show. Can the designer pull off her ambitious vision and pave the way for her workers to have a brighter future? Don’t miss out on this remarkable story of hope, struggles, and haute couture that will captivate you from beginning to end.

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