Piret Puppart, Professor of Fashion at the Estonian Academy of Arts, accompanied Duyos on his trip around Estonia.
Here's what Puppart had to say about finding inspiration in Estonia:
"Estonia has two excellent sources of design inspiration that I have introduced to design-minded people over the years — one of them is nature and its organic place in everyday life. We do not have the tallest trees, the longest rivers, the mightiest mountains, but we have a certain way of thinking and relating to it all. The ability to see and comprehend in a different way — this is what makes our presence in nature extraordinary.
Certain superlatives can be highlighted, like what the sky here offers! Especially in summer, when the days don't want to end and the sky paints an unprecedented spectacle over the viewer every time. We tend to forget that there are not many places where the so-called golden hour is not fleeting, but allows you to savor the view for hours.
Another important aspect is tradition is a living culture, not just museum property. Juan Duyos had the opportunity to see folk costumes and their masters actively producing them in the here and now."
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