A snapshot of the new #fashionplay page in our April issue. Can you guess the runway-inspired Easter egg designs?
We all know that fashion imitates both life and art, so leave it to our managing editor Christina Reynolds to translate
Spring/Summer 2013 runway trends into stylish oeuvres just in time for Easter. For
ELLE Canada‘s inaugural #fashionplay page, Reynolds created designs inspired by
Louis Vuitton and Proenza Schouler spring collections using the traditional methods of the Ukrainian Easter egg craft. Here, we find out first hand how the intricate patterns were hatched for our spring photo shoot.
When did you start this traditional craft? "I was really little when I learned how to make Ukrainian Easter eggs, like early elementary school, from my
baba—my grandmother—and my mom. I learned it before you would start to think, ‘would it be good for kids to be playing with candles?’ But there was always adult supervision!"
Read on to find out how Christina translated Spring/Summer 2013 runway looks into fashionable Easter eggs!
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