Rizhanka Elena Zolotareva presents a collection of handmade shawls and scarves under the Zolota brand as part of the Volvo Fashion Week in Moscow.
All products are made in a small factory located in the forest, next to a river near a small village. The technology by which the products are made is old. It has been known since the times of the ancient Livonians who inhabited the territory of Latvia. Shawls and shawls presented in this collection are a combination of linen with wool and linen with viscose. The manufacture of each product is a painstaking manual labor of several specialists. First, linen is woven on old wooden looms, woolen or viscose thread is woven into it. Then it is heat treated at a high temperature and dried in the fresh forest air. Next comes the process of painting with natural dyes, after which the product is rinsed in the river and dried again.
Part of the collection includes linen shawls with gold prints, which are also hand-applied by a textile artist. Even the tag on each piece is custom made and embroidered on silk. It takes up to ten days to produce each shawl or scarf. Zolota products are exclusive, there is not a single repeating pattern.
It is no coincidence that the brand "Zolota" presents Alla Dukhova's ballet "Todes". Designer Elena Zolotareva was the soloist of Todes in the 90s. Later she taught at the Todes ballet dance studio. In recent years, Elena has been developing her project "Zolota".