As we’re currently missing our travels right now, we wanted to share some behind-the-scenes from our adventures in Colombia shooting the eclectic Momposina campaign. They might just inspire your own travels when the time is right...
Picture scorching 40-degree heat, sweat dripping down our backs, and a cold flannel draped over Kate, our Brand Manager, while shooting. Not the most comfortable situation for a pale Scottish girl, but at least we got the shot.
My experience of Colombia and the inspiration I found there is at the heart of the Momposina collection. There is an energy about Colombia that is hard to describe. My team and I have created Momposina to try and capture and symbolise this feeling, and to celebrate the rich heritage and ancient craftsmanship of the country.
- Marisa Hordern, Founder & Creative Director
This was one of our favourite locations from our time in Mompox, for all its rich colours and textures. We were shooting in the middle of the town, and what seemed like the majority of its 30,000 residents popped along to say hello to us - did you know someone from Mompox is called a Momposina?
Marisa and I have endless tales of this trip, which we often reflect on and laugh about. We met some incredible people and are so grateful to those in Mompox and beyond for welcoming us into their homes. Creating Momposina with them and celebrating their exuberant country, while giving back, was a real cornerstone of Missoma’s history.
- Kate, Brand Manager & Campaign Photographer
Mompox sits on the Magdalena River, which was once an important trade route, and still has the long canal boats that are now used for delivering produce like pineapples and bananas. These longboats not only served us in getting to and from locations, but we also decided to shoot one of our favourite looks on them.
Other highlights from the trip include partnering with the country’s culture and tourism brand, Marca Pais, to working with the Colombian Embassy in London, and collaborating with an artisan workshop to create a limited edition earring that supported a filigree jewellery school in Mompox.