Designer and fashionista Masha Tsigal is going to help you create a stylish wardrobe-2019 without going broke!
MASHA TSIGAL designer
Even if you sincerely think that your hands do not grow from your shoulders, but your creative fervor and imagination will be enough to “tie a pretty bow on your hat”, I will try to dispel doubts and refute your accusations against me.
Once upon a time I started my career with handmade, like any designer, I think. How else could we possibly understand that creating something beautiful and inspiring is our vocation? Through trial and error, they found their Way: “stopitsot” - one-time soaking of jeans in dyes of various origins, piercing jeans with safety pins, writing out the logos of their favorite groups on school jackets of boyfriends, and where without curtains from paper clips.
Handmade today is not just an occupation for the soul or a break from household chores. Perhaps, right now, more than ever, it is closest to being called a business. A modern, fast-growing and very beautiful business! Plus, (let's call it that) - it's also a way to be different from the rest, loudly and loudly declare your "I" on the streets of the city, dressing really not like everyone else.
What to choose? What to try yourself in? Let's figure it out.
For example, I really like quilting - this is a kind of sewing from small pieces of fabric. Remember granny's patchwork quilts from childhood? Today, such things are in vogue again. Skirts, jackets, shirts - the quilting technique can add variety and a touch of eccentricity to your wardrobe.
Patchwork - a little more complicated in terms of the technique of execution: small patches are superimposed on larger ones and sewn together so that in the end you get something very elegant. Bags and clothes made in a similar manner are in trend today and often appear at fashion shows.
Is there some more felting - felting from wool or felt. Incidentally, one of the most ancient ways of making clothes! The process of wet felting itself is quite simple, but at the same time interesting, because the result is beautiful bags and jewelry! I love them very much.
Of course, how can the modern hand-made trend without batik? It is hand-painted on fabric. With the help of a fixer, paint is applied to silk, cotton or wool and the drawing is displayed. In hot batik, melted wax is used, which is applied to cotton (due to the wax, the fabric is not dyed, a clear outline of the pattern is created). The cold method is used when working with silk. I really love this technique and have used it more than once when creating my collections.
I listed the main directions. They were and are, their popularity is growing and then falling. But there are such "manual" techniques, the relevance of which today is simply off scale.
For example, tie-dye.
William Burroughs style prints: colorful stains on T-shirts and skirts, echoes of the hippie era. This spring and the coming summer can be safely called tie-dye season: the main trendsetters wear such things, recommending mere mortals to join and combine them … with everything!
Tie-dye - literally "tie-dye". The technique appeared in the late 1960s and early 1970s thanks to the hippie movement. The most fashionable painting among the "children of flowers" was the rainbow print (sometimes with the image of a hemp leaf) and the symbolism of esoteric mandalas.
Do you remember jeans-dumplings from farmers? At home, the cherished trousers tied in a knot were boiled by boiling. So - this is also a tie-dye.
If you don’t like the tie-dye clothing in stores or don’t want to spend money on other people's colorful fantasies, create a trendy T-shirt or T-shirt at home!
All you need is: a container that you don't mind getting stained with paint; paints (for cotton or even acrylic); threads; a tablespoon of salt and warm water. If you want to get a rich color at the end, use less water. Crumple and tie a T-shirt (skirt, T-shirt, canvas bag - whatever!) With a complex knot, and then dip this lump in the diluted paint. Leave to dry, and when the paint is dry on the T-shirt, untie and enjoy the result.
For me, the main plus of this trend is that any of your attempts will look stylish! It is simply impossible to do this badly!
I really like dresses painted in this style - they can turn you into a real hippie muse, a real summer muse! Wear this outfit with flats, wooden beads, and a neat hat.
And another old trend from the distant 70s captured the catwalks and minds of fashionistas and fashion designers this season: macrame! Can you imagine, huh?
Macrame art has formed the basis of many spring-summer 2019 collections - and for good reason! Light flying elements are repeated in the fasteners, and in braided dresses with long tails, and in bags that easily fly apart with every movement. It's incredibly feminine!
And let someone try to declare that macrame and crochet techniques are forever given to the hands of folk craftswomen who create traditional costumes. No! You can create a very fashionable and stylish thing yourself!
Just keep in mind: products made using the macrame technique are likely to have decorative holes or large weaving, so they can show through. Wear these clothes over other clothes: they can be vests, cardigans, skirts and dresses, or, for example, small sundresses or shorts for a swimsuit (for going to a beach party).
How to create? Long story! There is an unimaginable amount of macrame weaving patterns in the multidimensional web of the World Wide Web. I recommend that you check out the numerous video tutorials. There is nothing difficult, I assure you! But the beauty turns out to be unreal!
Be creative and don't be like anyone else!
Sincerely yours, Masha Tsigal