• Mila Textiles Reimagines the Balaclava in Vibrant Beadwork and Embroidered Visages

    26 days ago - By Colossal

    All images © Mila Textiles, shared with permission
    Masks have long been associated with myriad cultural functions from ceremonial rites and dramatic performances to defense and protection from disease or inclement weather. For London-based designer Kamila, who works under the name Mila Textiles , ski masks-also known as balaclavas -provide a fitting canvas for elaborately embroidered, wearable compositions.
    A 19th century military staple, balaclavas saw a sartorial rise in 2021. The practical knitwear item takes its name from the Ukrainian port town of Balaclava, a key battle site during...
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