Vlada immigrated from the Ukraine at the age of 14. Growing up in Ukraine she was considered a child prodigy pianist. Her arrival in the United States in the late nineties, signaled a significant change in her interests. Influenced greatly by her mother's hobbies which included knitting, sewing, and jewelry design, Vlada began her interest of the handmaid by making handbags, clothing and of course hats. At the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, she found a love for the imperfect. The items that were made by hand didn't have a perfect industrial era cut, so grew her love of the imperfect handmade item.
Don't let anyone steal that smile away from you!
About The Workshop:
Facial expressions are a very essential part of life. Wearing masks can make you feel mute and can leave you feeling misunderstood. The mask protects, but it also serves as a barrier and affects the human connection we have been used to. How can we adapt to a world in which facial expressions are invisible?
In this workshop, we wanted to transform function into style, focus on the creativity of these masks and how you can still find smart and effective solutions through certain circumstances. We want masks to mean a great deal and to literally put our best face on them. So, let's get crafty and use this personalized mask to smile for you.
Show your unique style through Painting, Embroidery or Crochet.