Women in Design Series – Circe Henestrosa - WŪHAŪS

Women in Design Series – Circe Henestrosa

by Ling ling Goh

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

Circe chose the LINGWU X Handep Rattan Miller bag.
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