So, last Friday I participated in a fashion show after the opening ceremony of the 52. Vinkovačke jeseni, the biggest and most famous cultural event in Vinkovci and the whole eastern part of Croatia. The festival was created in 1966 with the goal of preserving traditional music, clothing and old customs from this region.
All the creators that participated in the contest Etno kreacija Hrvatske back in June were invited to showcase their collections at the festival also.
I presented two mini collections. The first was inspired by the traditional clothing and lace from island Pag. Here are some photos from the stage:
Making faux chenille has become my favorite way of upcycling fabric scraps. I just love it. The experimenting, the combinations, the possibilities. It is so exciting to wash the new fabric to see how the pieces will all blend together. Love love love.
This particular piece is rather large. I think I'm going to turn it into a skirt. Yay! An actual goal finally!
Usually, though, I turn faux chenille into unique handbags and purses, like hose underneath.