Tag: Henri Matisse

La Blouse Roumaine

La Blouse Roumaine and Henri Matisse

The Romanian IA or La Blouse Roumaine as it came to be known has a long lasting love story with French painter Henri Matisse. This is their story …

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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.