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Famous fashion historians and designers are to take part in III International Lace Festival VITA LACE held in Vologda in June, 2017.
The International Lace Festival VITA LACE supported by the RF Ministry of Culture was held in Vologda twice – in 2011 and 2014.
In general, the Festival collects everything related to the world of linen industry: fabrics, clothes, textile, souvenirs, as well as looms, spinning machines and accessories.
The program of the festival includes lace making competitions and exhibitions, thematic lace making workshops, round-table discussions, fashion shows and numerous accompanying events of a creative and cultural nature.
III International Lace Festival VITA LACE will be devoted to ecology and environment. The Russian president has signed a decree making 2017 the Year of Ecology. The move is designed to attract public attention to environmental problems, maintain ecological diversity and protect the ecological security of the country.
Vologda lace, a brand name today, has a proud history, which began in the 18th century. The patterns of floral, ornamental designs, with flowing and smooth lines, are produced mostly in white. They look like a frosty window in winter. Made of flax or cotton threads, Vologda lace is light, yet durable and strong. Vologda flax has a special quality, called "northern silk."
The Vologda Museum of Lace exhibits albums with samples of master designs, featuring stylized flowers and trees, birds and butterflies.
The highlights of the Festival - an exhibition-competition "Lace of life", a photo exhibition, fashion shows and master classes.
Alexander Vasilyev, a famous Russian and French fashion historian, collector and interior designer is to take part in III International Lace Festival VITA LACE.
Ulyana Sergeenko, a famous Russian designer will also participate in the festival. The Ulyana Sergeenko brand is now gaining worldwide popularity. It’s not only Russian stars who are wearing Ulyana Sergeenko lines these days either, but Western celebrities, too. Ulyana Sergeenko is a recent brand that held its debut show in 2011.Ulyana is known as the Russian lady, a Russian matryoshka and a style icon à la russe.