Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tidbits : Flickr Favourites

We are traveling to Berlin on Thursday because hubby must hold a presentation on a conference and we need new passports from the Dutch Embassy in Berlin. I was looking around the internet what I could do when hubby has his talk and found out it is Fahion Week in Berlin. And then I suddenly saw the announcement of the show of De Leon by Ricardo Ramos with pictures of models in what looked like the traditional costume of Staphorst in The Netherlands. And that is true; it was Staphorst. He called it "Reconstructing Klederdracht"; klederdracht is the Dutch word for traditional costume. He says: "A small town called Staphorst in The Netherlands catched the designer’s attention this time, its female inhabitants are still wearing the same fashion for almost a couple of centuries! Something very unique in Europe where fashion has been a strong statemant of contemporary life and social change especially from last century.Their “Ready to Wear” hand made traditional garments (Klederdracht) have been transformed following the traditional methods used to construct them, creating a collection between austerity and fantasy flirting with folk." Sadly the show is on Wednesday night and only on invitation :((( So, I will not be able to see it. What I would give or do to be there !!!!

So, this week's Flickr favourites are about Staphorst and its klederdracht !

For more flickr favourites see ArtMind's blog.

1. Staphorst, 2. Dagelijks-05, 3. Staphorster jasbeschermer gehaakt, 4. Klederdracht


Dawn of LaTouchables said...

...those women are so cute!

inge said...

again amazing finds, like them !!

zsazsazsu said...

de jasbeschermers zijn de max !
Have fun in Berlin !

Mitsy / ArtMind said...

Can't you write 'em to get an invite?
Perhaps you can go visit the Etsy headquarters? Have fun, Ella, I've never been to Berlin but would love to go some day! :)

shopgirl said...

The women look amazing! How wonderfully fascinating! I love seeing how people dressed differently in the past. It's a shame that we all dress pretty much the same now.

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