To some, these patterns are pretty embroideries in beautiful colors. To me it symbolizes tradition, history, family and love. These are our cultural dresses. I’ve worn so many habesha/traditional dresses in my day that I’ve lost count. It started with me wearing them in my early teens to weddings, parties, baptizms, etc. I used to borrow my moms dresses because I didn’t have any of my own. Now I’m able to save my favorite ones for my daughter.
This past summer I was given the opportunity to design a few traditional dresses. I played with the colors and even got to try the embroiderymachine. I’ll post some more pics when I find them on my phone (too many pics on there at the moment). I love trying new ways of creating.
The second dress for #ellegalan is DONE! Will update more soon. Right now I am trying to be more organized. I need my friend Sanaz H. to manage my life. She knows how to projectmanage everything and everyone.