Channel the Heroine/ Lāčplēsene

I can't add any season or year to the name of this collection, because I started making it almost a year ago (it's summer 2020 now), and I am sure I will continue adding to it...forever!

The CONCEPT

The idea came from the podcast I am creating here in Latvia called Lāčplēsene. In the podcast I talk to different women that are inspirational to me and others. After recording many episodes I realised that all every day heroines - Lāčplesenes have common qualities and characteristics, and I started a little library of those qualities. Every time I talked to one of them, or read about a world known Lāčplēsene, I thought which of the qualities I would like to adopt my self. And then I thought, that it would be wonderful if I could channel each of them in certain occasions of my life. 

The PROCESS

At the beginning I came up with eleven characteristics or qualities that are common to women who inspire us. Then I decided that collection  should also celebrate real well known women and in developing the accessory collection I thought of six well universally pretty well known women that bear these characteristics and decided to challenge my self and create accessories with their portraits - wearable art pieces - that would encourage you to almost channel the strengths of that particular women, by honouring her. 

The dresses in hand printed patterned fabrics were also added to the collection and named after known historical women, that has changed the world we live in and are continuing to do so!