A definitive prove that centuries-old patterns CAN look hip and trendy!
Belarusian motifs have proved to be a source of inspiration for designers more than once.
For example, in 2014 we saw Chagall-inspired red-and-white patterned dresses at Valentino show during Paris Fashion Week.
And here’s one of the latest collections of another Italian brand, Weekend Max Mara:
Apparently, Belarusian patterns can also look great one something more bold and original, like handmade clothes of a Thai artist Sitee Sitdhiras.
The arts and craft maker was inspired by a book that described Belarusian costumes:
“A Belarusian friend sent a Belarusian textile book to me, in case it would be useful for my new work. Of course, I don’t understand Belarusian, but in the book there are techniques and motifs that are very interesting,” Sitee writes in her blog.
She especially liked women wear – so much that she desided to make something herself.
“Most of traditional motifs are from nature, so does Belarusian one. So I picked 4 motifs from the book and redesigned, then used patching and stitching techniques for this collection”, the Thai designer explains.
So, what do think about this? ?