Kristína Šipulová is keeping artisanal practices alive with the help of craftswomen near her hometown in rural Slovakia and creating minimalist collections that reflect on environment and culture. Her line combines the art of traditional handweaving and other crafts with a modern approach to slow fashion. Šipulová’s aim is to preserve and elevate the region’s craft heritage – and the lifestyle that it represents.
Alice Cavanagh, Konfekt magazine n.3
Kristína’s work is the intersection of revival of handweaving and delicacy in the making of textiles. Grew up in Slovakia surrounded by rich textile heritage, she has also taken inspirations from different countries where she has lived. During her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia and at the Oslo National Academy of Arts, Norway, she undertook internship at Danish studio Beck&Kinch, where she was producing custom-made, hand-woven fabrics for Chanel. She gained experiences as Visual researcher at Studio Edelkoort in Paris and at Design Assistant at Studio Marlène Huissoud. In Paris, she has also been teaching Textiles and Colour Theory courses at the International Fashion Academy IFA Paris.