In our opinion, no one utilizes rye straw in clothing designs better today than Belarussian fashion designer, Ludmila Chakunova.
We know of only a few contemporary examples of straw clothing in the United States and these are held in private collections.
We are pleased to present, in addition to more images of Ludmilla Chakunova’s designs, images of antique straw fashions, new straw fashion interpretations or straw fashion accessories by other contemporary designers.
Straw has been found in fashion for hundreds of years.
This page was inspired by the fashion shows of three Belarussian fashion companies in 2005. The straw fashion show was tremendous. The Straw Shop is pleased to be the website these pictures may been seen.
The straw fashion show led to interest in other fashion pieces utilizing straw in their design. Whether it is a straw encrusted jacket or a piece of historical wear, straw appears in fashion. Be it straw embroidery on a gown, Swiss Straw work on a hat using straw threads, straw couched onto a veil, a straw marquetry bangle, or showcased in a designer watch, we hope you will enjoy viewing yet other fiber art forms using straw as a key medium in the fashion’s design. You are invited to scroll through the images below for examples of straw fashion.
Please scroll through the images below: