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Every tradition grows ever more venerable – the more remote its origin, the more confused that origin is. The reverence due to it increases from generation to generation. The tradition finally becomes holy and inspires awe.

Friedrich Nietzsche – Human, All Too Human

When life gets too hectic, when the deeper meaning of things is lost to us, when we feel abandoned, lost or without purpose, this is when we remember the importance of tradition. When all else fails, there is nothing like the stability and durability of tradition to comfort a troubled mind. Nietzsche’s tradition is venerable because  of its longevity and mysterious origin. Still, I see tradition as synonymous with optimism, because when creating tradition you simply put your faith and hopes in future generations.

Traditional romanian motifs have been interpreted, reinterpreted, reinvented, reintroduced, and reworked over and over again. And while there has been some debate about the validity of some of these endeavors, I can only applaud a society that struggles to find its roots. From my girl crush Lana‘s Etno dress in 2010, to Andra Andreescu consistent use of tradition fabrics in clean and straightforward designs, I am happy to say that we are going back to tradition!

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Andra Andreescu Dress and Skirt Accessory

YSL Ring / Christian Lacroix Sandals / Danieli Palace, Venice – 14th century

 

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