MUHU COUTURE / Superclassics
Alongside with the international inspirations the ethnic embroideries of Estonia’s small Muhu island have had strong impact to Amanjeda designer Katrin Kuldma creations.
Besides the amazing capital city Tallinn one of the best destinations in Estonia is Muhu island. The small island is with rich authentic culture and unique vibe of relaxed luxury. Here one will find the well kept secret - the precious small luxury spa hotel Pädaste Manor. This delicately restored historical manor has been the perfect show venue for Amanjeda Muhu Couture collections.
Muhu island is the home of Estonia’s most unique and strong embroidery tradition. The embroideries are known for their playful colour palette and inspirations from Poppy fields, the Bleeding Heart Flowers, Roses and Cornflowers. In the ancient times the ladies of Muhu had the best access to bright chemical colours brought to the island by the far away Spanish sailors. Therefore the embroideries are powerful and famous for the bright Muhu Pink. These unique embroideries have become the endless inspiration source for Amanjeda designs. The old patterns are interpreted from traditional to modern. The new colour combinations vary from burning passionate shades to peaceful monochromic.
“The glowing passionate colours – reds, pinks and violets – all impudently mixed together have enchanted me since the school times. I love to redesign the authentic patterns, to play with colours, tuning them down to almost monochrome or mix together the wildest shades. At the same time I have always been attracted to architecture, to white concrete’s restrained shades, natural tones of wood and refined textures of metal. I love the mix of opposites – strong & fragile, cold & hot, feminine & masculine.”
The iconic dress with graphic machine embroidery has captured the hearts of women. The colour variations have varied from passionate bright tones to tender lights. The unique dress style "Caramel" has opened the doors for Amanjeda in Milan to Dolce & Gabbana new designers store in 2014.
The most exclusive items of Amanjeda Muhu Couture are hand embroidered in Muhu Island by one of the most recognised Estonian embroiderer Anu Kabur.