An elegant statement piece for the most modish of wardrobes, the Ochridia Fringe Skirt features a colour palette inspired by Ohrid’s Old City, a UNESCO-protected old town with a rich medieval, Byzantine and ancient history. Read our latest journal entry to learn about the making of this beautiful piece from the Hidden Heritage Resortwear Collection.
Intricately handcrafted from delicate materials, the Ochridia Fringe Skirt has been woven in image of traditional Macedonian rug hand weaving, translated into an earthy and natural colour palette. To achieve the rustic and timeworn aesthetic of this long-time art, various materials, cords and remnant fabric pieces have been combined to create this elegant asymmetrical piece.
Materials used in the making of the Ochridia Fringe Skirt include silk tape and cords, viscose threads and mohair wool yarn, which have been combined using traditional techniques to create a highly tactile and visually captivating garment. The piece features a grosgrain ribbon waist band and a silk organza backing on the inside of the garment, which ensures a smooth and comfortable finish with a truly fine quality.
The making of…
The Ochridia Fringe Skirt is entirely handcrafted with an intrinsic technique that requires highly skilled artisans to work on it. The unique pattern is completed by delicately interweaving diagonal sections with different pattern designs.
Firstly, the front and back panels are individually arranged on a frame, weaving the various segments in a diagonal direction, as well as twisting and folding the individual silk cords and viscose threads.
The front and back are then securely joined at the side seams and enclosed with silk organza binding. The inside of the skirt is lined in delicate silk organza fabric, providing just enough coverage, yet not concealing the complex embroidery.
Finally, the asymmetrical hem is finished with a long rayon fringe. It is first combed to remove any roughness, then made into small bundles and hand-dyed to our colours, and once-again combed to achieve a smooth finish and sheen.
The Ochridia Fringe Skirt is the perfect addition to the wardrobe of the ‘Nina woman’… who is cultured, in-the-know when it comes to fashion and ready for travel in wonderful locations around the world. Envisioned to be worn at fashionable outings and sophisticated evening events, the Ochridia Fringe Skirt will form a meaningful and memorable place in your collection.
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Watch the making of the Ochridia Fringe Skirt: View video here.