Taking Textiles to the Next Dimension

StartUp Fashion Resource - Aleksandra Gaca - textile design

Tonight, while doing a little online exploring,  I quite happily came across a textile designer whose work sparked a lot of interest from me. Aleksandra Gaca is a weaver who seems thrive on dimensional design. Her work is structural yet soft, three dimensional , architectural , and just plain beautiful.   Her broad use of materials, from soft mohair to super strong mono-filament, as well as her cross over from fashion to commercial and back again,  make her work accessible to everyone.  If you don’t believe me,  you can check out a list of companies that have already been lucky enough to work with her.

Why am I telling you all of this?  Well, besides the obvious delight you must feel at being introduced to such an innovative designer, you should be thrilled to learn that she is is often hired on for special projects by various companies around the world.  Think about this for a second.  You have an idea, you have a team of qualified and talented textile designers and engineers, you hire Ms. Gaca to take your concept to the next level and you end up with an amazing, innovative, aesthetically pleasing fabric. Obviously, this is a win/win situation.

Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!