Modern Inspirations Around Folk Fashion

The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw

Modern artists inspired by folk design in the collection of The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw

Folk Paper Cut-Out

A dress with a folk paper cut-out motif, presented by Miss Polonia - Marcela Chmielowska, Polish candidate for Miss Universe 2014.

The dress was designed by MMC Studio. Red silk lined with foam, white leather elements were used.

"Colorful Insects", 2012. Screenplay & direction by Patryk Pawlaczyk.

Hatsune Miku in The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw is Polish-Japanese project created by: Mrs Teresa Seda –the costume designer, Mr Akamine Hidetoshi – sculpture`s author, Mrs Elżbieta Czyżewska – curator, producer.

Hatsune Miku in our Museum has got her own collection of dresses inspired by Polish folk costumes.

The computer-generated Japanese musician, whose “singing” comprises many short samples of actual human voices, not only launched a debate about the nature of artistry and performance (Hatsune Miku means “first sound of the future” in Japanese).

Hatsune Miku sings Polish folk song.

A bag inspired by Polish folk art and fashion, made from recycled materials.

Necklace with Swarovski stones from SEM`s ethno design collection, designed by Karina Królak. Item was inspired by Polish traditional paper cut-outs.

"Blue Orient" necklace from The SEM`s collection. Felt bead-trimmed necklace inspired by folk art. Felt became fashionable in Western Europe and the USA in the latter half of 2000.

Credits: Story

The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw/ Państwowe Muzeum Etnograficzne w Warszawie

Curators/Kuratorzy: Patryk Pawlaczyk, Klara Sielicka-Baryłka from Polish & European Folklore Department

Coordination/Koordynacja projektu: Klara Sielicka-Baryłka

Support team: Elżbieta Czyżewska, Anastazja Stelmach, Przemysław Walczak, Anahita Rezaei

Special thanks to: Jadwiga Koszutska; Łukasz Zandecki; Marzena Borman; Joanna Bartuszek & Barbara Kowalczyk; Edward Koprowski; Mariusz Raniszewski; Agnieszka Grabowska; Aleksander Robotycki

Translation: Jan Sielicki & The SEM`s documentation


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