“The traditional folk costume is my identity mark“, Alexandra Negrilă, 29 years, Bucharest
Alexandra summarises in a very interesting way her passion for the Romanian traditional folk costume. She grew up in the village of Moromeții, at her grandparents. She had the idyllic childhood that I – growing up in the city – could have only imagined through books. Barefoot on the grass and eating vegetables directly from the garden, Alexandra recalls that she was attracted by the folk costume and by the rituals of the villagers since her first years of life. At that age, the fascination was a natural gift because it was the only universe in which she was living in. The honesty of her love for traditions and costume came true after her 20s.