Kristina Dragomir is a Romanian visual artist based art milliner with international status. Kristina Dragomir promotes the traditional millinery processes and the wearable art concept, thus contributing to the drawing of a fantastic image of the hat. She mixed art and millinery crafting with contemporary innovation including techniques materialising hats into sculptural masterpieces. The Kristina Dragomir Millinery work consists not only in manufacturing but also in specific research and development in this field, from head design to small sculptures. Turning the dome into fictional characters and alternatively decorating it with miniature porcelain figure like natural butterflies, pressed flowers, chips of wood, leafs, tiny stucco and up to experimenting with embossed ornaments.
Her creative processes included various techniques borrowed from decorative arts, ceramic, bronze, porcelain and glassblowing resulting in new dimensional shape.
Her hats were selected in the Museum of Contemporary Art boutique in Chicago and ‘Top 50 Best Designs Worldwide’ by WeAr Global Magazine worn by Lady Gaga, Elle Fanning, Rita Ora, Janelle Monae or Bea Akerlund. Perfecting the workshop, learning the secrets of craftsmanship which then raised the level of art by reinventing the way we express form.Kristina Dragomir Millinery is one of the most eloquent restoration initiatives of a craftsmanship during modern times in order to cultivate object designs by bringing together traditional craft and art in the same workshop in the pursuit of the absolute aesthetic harmony of the materials used. Driven by idea, with a modern approach of functionality, she went back to roots anchored in history in order to learn from the past how to craft the future. Her perpetual experiment is one of the most eloquent restoration initiatives of a craftsmanship during modern times in order to place it in the service of object design. For Kristina Dragomir, the hat is a very important accessory for the nonverbal communication repertoire.
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