The first garment which I produced was a transformer frock. I named it Axe-tie-collar dress. It has a little button that can change the tie’s shape and it can be used to create the appearance of 32 different ties from only the one.
The idea of the Axe-tie-collar came to me in the middle of the dark night. A traditional Russian fairy-tale speaks of a hungry soldier who promised to cook porridge from an axe in order to coax food from a stingy but curious woman. I thought: “If a dress would be shaped like an axe, what would it look like?” I took a pencil and started drawing.
This dress was published on Trend Hunter.com (2009) http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/original-tie-collar