the wonderful grove...

...or "Dumbrava minunata" in Romanian. This would be the title of my latest illustrated collection. I participated again this year at the Inspired contest here in my country and I got the same place as last year. The challenge was to create a collection inspired by childhood and the first thing that came into my mind was film slides (ro. diafilme); I remember the days, when we were kids, we watched them all the time because we didn't have too many tv programmes, since it was just a bit over the communist era. I was so little I couldn't even read the subtitles and my sister had to read them to me. You get some ideas of what I'm talking about here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (Turtita or The Caky was my favourite).
And so, each outfit was inspired by a film slide and has an animal hat inspired by a character from that certain tale. The clothes are over-sized, following A-lines and V-shapes, nothing too fitted, nothing too complicated, comfortable, soft fabrics, elastic and easy closing systems, exactly how I think children's clothes should be.

Hope you like it.

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