My name is Dina Malkova, I’m a designer, maker, writer-beginner, businesswoman and wife. I’m a huge fan of fashion, colours, markets, embroidery, green tea with lemon, eclectic styles and folk singing.
I spend a lot of time gathering and soaking up inspiration and then suddenly, explosions of ideas go off one after
another. Sometimes the inspiration strikes so quickly that I’m scrambling for a scrap of paper to sketch or scribble. I love collecting old hand-made vintage fabrics and then use them in my designs. For me, working with vintage textiles is about seeing and feeling the texture and history of the place they come from. I like the fact that the old fabrics or materials can be re-cycled and re-used again and again.
By Nelly Ajvasi