Maria Tomakova

Maria Tokmakova

MA Fashion

Fashion designer

My journey in this project explores the role of clothing in triggering memory and feelings of nostalgia. Through research and practice I have explored these dynamics in order to make clothes that are encoded with my memories and Russian heritage. The starting point has been the the so called Soviet Byt – Byt meaning what makes up our everyday life and the home environment we live in. By collecting typical household textiles of the Soviet Union I made a collection of garments that became memory triggers and tools for conversation.