Royal Style – Maxima, at the theater in an ethnic and ethical dress branded Zazi

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Royal Style - Maxima, at the theater in an ethnic and ethical dress branded Zazi


Queen Maxima of the Netherlands went to the theater this Wednesday evening with her royal husband. The opportunity to display a dress with “protective” embroidery from the Zazi ethical label.

The Queen Maxima continues to support cultural places which are reopening in the Netherlands. After going to the old woman, solo and by bike, visit the Kunstmuseum in The Hague, the wife of King Willem-Alexander went to the theater with him on Wednesday evening, June 3, 2020. Following the national guidelines which call on the Dutch to attend establishments in their city of residence, the royal couple had opted for the National Theater in The Hague. After eleven weeks of closure due to the measures taken to limit the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic, it resumed that day, with a proposal adapted to the constraints of limiting the public to 30 people maximum and social distancing.

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Among the other spectators, the sovereign and his wife settled on chairs placed on the stage where two actors intervened successively. They participated, along with other members of the public, in a brief discussion with these artists and directors. Then Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander met with them and the director of the theater on the artistic and financial consequences of the pandemic for the sector, the way they manage the measures in force and their expectations for the to come up.

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Upon her arrival, the mother of princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane appeared in a long night blue dress decorated with embroidery combining this color with white, red and yellow. An ethnic but also ethical and united dress branded by the Zazi brand, created in 2017 by the young Dutchwoman Jeanne Zizi Margot de Kroon based in Berlin. On her Instagram account, she said that the dress that the Queen of the Netherlands was wearing was made by a woman named Leela, from the Indian town of Bhikamkor. Which works for her through Saheli Women, a non-profit social enterprise whose objective is to financially empower women in this village in rural Rajasthan, some 100 km from Jodhpur. An objective that can only please Maxima, who is very committed to the economic empowerment of women around the world, as a special representative to the United Nations Secretary General for inclusive finance.

On the Zazi website, we learn, moreover, that this dress combines “vintage embroidery” handmade by women of the Lakai tribe – from Tajikistan – with “a 100% recycled Khadi fabric which has been over-dyed to obtain the shades of ‘an indigo midnight sky during the full autumn moon’. “The Lakai embroidery patterns were a form of creative self-expression by Lakai women – a physical manifestation of the sacred shamanic rituals practiced by them to provide protection,” he added.

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