Tradition meets modernism

I couldn`t help but see the resemblance of this Ralph Lauren gold embroidered clothing piece and the traditional Albanian vest that women wear when they marry. Was RL  inspired by Albanian traditional wear or what? You decide…. but as soon as I saw it I couldn`t help but think about it. Check it out!



Lana Del Rey in Ralph Lauren by Nicole Nodland for L’Officiel Paris April 2013


Here are examples of the Albanian gold vest.






I think you know what I mean. It was just a thought, and by the way I own one of these myself. It`s beautiful but I only use it at occasions when traditional wear is required. 🙂 Besa