NINJA D. EVANGELISTA
is a London based award-winning Austrian Fashion Accessory and Jewellery Designer.
Exploring the moments between Life and Death, Religion, Art and Identity are the key aspects of her art. She was praised at the UAL Digital Edge Conference 2018 for her designs, combining traditional craftsmanship with digital technology and was named amongst other 27 artists as one of "Best emerging talents of UAL" at XHIBIT2019. Ninja won "the Procter and Gamble Better Lives MA 2019 Award", an award that uses the disciplines of fashion to drive change that improves people's lives and builds a sustainable future. In May 2020, Ninja was selected as one of "ITS 2020 Jewellery Finalist".
At the age of 18 Ninja, also known as Ninz, left school to make the world educate her in life. She travelled 5 continents and 44 countries. Meeting new people, learning about their life-stories and discovering different religions & cultures during her travels, gave her all the inspiration for her creations. After travelling the world she finished her A-Levels, moved to one of her favourite places in the world - London, where she studied Fashion Cordwainers Accessory Design, Postgraduate Degree in Art History and RECENTLY COMPLETED her Master's Degree in MA Fashion Artefact at the renowned London College of Fashion.
She is also the Creative Director of DELA ÉVA.
Member of the Society of Jewellery Historian and Cross-Stitch Guild.
Ninja’s MA Graduate Collection showcased Artefacts with her Heritage, Culture and Family History. Heirloom pieces, crafted with the use of Digital Technology and Traditional Craftsmanship. Artefacts that establish ones legacy for this world, jewellery pieces to be handed down to many generations long after we are gone. Jewels of a woman telling her story, and that of the people who shaped and gave meaning to her world, in her own unique voice. Ninja aspires to create a sustainable future, respecting our planet; ‘Fashion is powerful and should be used as a tool to educate, create a positive impact, empower and heal - "Something to hold on times of sorrow" and give HOPE for a better tomorrow, especially in times like these.’ *** DIGITAL TRADITION“. The use of Digital Technology played a key part crafting her pieces, tools such as Photogrammetry, virtual reality sculpting and CNC Milling. Ninja’s Life/Death-Mask Beads (made out of Alabaster and Bronze) was created with Photogrammetry scanning, sculpted in VR and then carved with a CNC Milling machine. The fine details of Ninja’s MA Collection was heavily influenced with her dual heritage „From East to West“ with embroidery from the Philippines but most of all the fine cross-stitching technique ‚petit-point“ of Austria, which is often found on small evening bags and traditional jewellery. She was praised for using unconventional materials to craft her cross-stitching such as embroidering on Metal and South-Sea Pearls.