Category: Symbols & traditions

Romanian tapestry

Beyond Threads — Romanian Tapestry at Its Best

As Nikolai Berdiaev so nicely said it, tradition is “the communion with history’s mystery.” Beyond.Threads is an open invitation from Georgeta Munteanu and Mariijana Bitulescu to all of us to discover the magic of Romanian tapestry.

Wedding Day

Wearing Romanian IA on the Wedding Day

This is a love story about my relatives who love La Blouse Roumaine aka the traditional IA. They loved it so much they wore these traditional costumes on their wedding day.

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IA – The Romanian Ethnic Blouse & Fashion Icon

The brief story of how the Romanian IA turned from an ethnic blouse into a fashion icon. Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Oscar de la Renta, Emilio Pucci, Philippe Guilet, just to mention a few, found a genuine source of inspiration in the Romanian traditional folk costume. Truth to be told, it all started with Matisse’s paintings and French Designer Paul Poiret.

Falling in Love with My Romanian IA

Do not let yourself mislead by the word IA! This time I’m not writing about information architecture. This time is about the Romanian IA, the traditional blouse wore by our peasants for centuries.