The Motherland collection is heavily inspired by childhood and colourful memories from it, specifically by the garments knitted by Dominika’s grandmother with the use of wool from her own pet sheep. The collection is made in this spirit, garments are handknitted from natural materials or made from upcycled deadstock fabrics, making its production less harmful for the planet.
Your aesthetic is loud, extravagant, dreamy and covered in glitter. Where did you get such courage and drive from?
The pieces come from my inner world, they are collages of my feelings, experiences and adventurous friendships. They are full of magic and enchantments.
What is the founding message of your brand?
The brand’s message is about putting personality into the pieces, sustainability, local labour and creating with quality materials.
SS 21 – HATS COLLECTION
Would you tell us a bit about your aesthetic influences?
The inspirations are based on specific personal experiences from childhood, on sincere childhood innocence and carefreeness. Inspiration also flows from pop culture and circuses. I am inspired by the combination of colours, shapes and textures from natural scenes, overall by nature and creatures such as insects, butterflies, and flowers.
THE FEAST COLLECTION
The collection named The Feast was inspired by the village life and the natural elements surrounding it. Gardens with working tools, flowers, plants and butterflies are all visual aspects continually repeating themselves in it. Fabrics used were deadstock, embellished by patterns, collages and coloured by natural dyes. Another important elements are plaster pieces and works of body-art, which physically draw us into Dominika’s world of inspiration.
The last question, as per our current theme: do you have a soulmate animal?
I think there is more than one magical animal that I identify with, they keep changing. At the moment, I first thought of the worker bee but then I realized that the bee works for her queen. That’s why I will say I am a spider who knits and creates her own web, like when I go to the studio where I sew and knit my webs and collections.