New York-based designer Lorena Pipenco is heavily inspired by her Romanian culture. She would spend her summers in Romania whilst growing up in England, living in a Romanian household full of culture, fashion history, and a family that is as flamboyant as her designs. Lorena’s biggest inspiration is her family’s stories.

Each piece is made in New York by the designer using upcycled yarns from her past projects. The pieces are made by using a Romanian embroidery technique her mother would learn as a child in school.