Keszeg Agnes through the Looking Glass

For me, a scarf is a portal through a magical world. Maybe because my mother’s personal signature is always a scarf. Or maybe because I could find a dozen ways to wear a colourful piece of silk. Or maybe because every item tells a story? In these circumstances, I could’t find any better studio to go in than Keszeg Agnes one. Because it reminded me of the childhood. And the magical stories that stay behind the delicate drawings.

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My journey in fashion world started with… two pieces of homework in my first year at university. They were supposed to be about the 60s and 80s and at that point I was sure that tapestry is not going to be my career.

My latest collection is about… old engravings, putti and monkeys.

My first fashion sketch (ever) was…  when I was six years old. They were sketches for my dolls clothes; I even sewed some of them.

Old school items that will always inspire me are… beads, embroidery, knittings, arras, lace; they are so many!

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If my fashion mood board would be a city, it would be… Bangkok.

The best thing happened in fashion industry in the last 5 years / and the worst (from your point of view)…  Raf Simons at Calvin Klein / the underpaid work jobs in fashion industry, in Bangladesh, where workers gain less then 23 pounds on month.

The designer I would like to design accessories for his / her collection would be… anybody. I could adapt to ay styles; it is always a surprise when I receive such requests and I have to start the research.

The most extravagant thing I wish to design is…  a Hermès scarf.

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We need fashion in our life because…  it changes our life.

The next project will include… a new exclusivist scarf line and a kids scarf collection.

Keszeg Agnes graduated Fashion Design at UAD Cluj-Napoca in 2006. In the same year, she had her first illustrated book published, in Hungary. In 2008 she obtained the Master degree with a mockup fashion dictionary. Her illustrations had appeared in many Romanian and international glossy magazines. In 2009 she launched her scarfs line and the first porcelain dolls collection.

Alina Aliman & Keszeg Agnes

Photography: Mihai Plătică


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