Paying homage to historic Estonian embroidery


Kristina Viirpalu’s couture creations showcases Estonian embroidery and knitting techniques. The line features romantic patterns, styles and ornaments playfully mixed with contemporary sources of inspiration.

The collection boasts intricate hand-knitted dresses and detailed couture pieces inspired by the Haapsalu shawl, a preferred accessory of the Estonian upper class ladies of the 19th century.

The shawl was knitted so fine it could be pulled through a wedding ring. This delicate and fragile technique remains a living source of inspiration for the designer.

Kristina's hand embroidered bodies are additionally inspired by the motifs and patterns of various Estonian folk costumes.

Most of Kristina's elaborate pieces can be worn in multiple ways for different occasions.






















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