CLOAK FOR BALENCIAGA Project made in partnership with Balenciaga Museum in Getartia, as a way to reimagine Cristobal Balenciaga’s design aesthetic and his appreciation for the traditional Spanish crafts. The main inspiration for this project were the big statement coats and dresses that were Cristobal’s signature pieces in the 60s. I combined their Madonna-like statuesque A-line silhouettes with elaborate embroidery that can be seen on traditional matador jackets, which often incorporate religious elements.I took interest in making my own lace-like screen designs and embroidery inspired by late Yayoi Kusama. The main design challenge was to flawlessly incorporate a hood into the traditional collar and lapelle jacket structure. Color scheme came from Pedro Almodovar’s infamous film “Matador”.

Screen-printing, foiling, applique, machine embroidery, bead embroidery on peace silk.