Katie Eary ~ Gareth Pugh ~ Rick Owens
Ann Demeulemeester ~ Givenchy
The Kouklitas are a line of 27” fashion rag dolls conceived by New York City based artist and illustrator Andrew Yang. The name originates from the Greek word for doll, koukla. Each doll is cut from a pattern, sewn into muslin, and meticulously stuffed and attached by hand. The faces are all hand painted, and the dresses are created using luxurious fabrics and couture sewing methods.
Andrew spent his childhood in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he grew up around his mother’s collection of Madame Alexander dolls and eventually acquired his own collection of high-end fashion dolls. His hobby was put on hold when he moved to New York to pursue fashion, an industry he worked in as an assistant designer for several years. Longing for another outlet for his creative outlet, Andrew created his first doll from scraps of muslin in the summer of 2008. He currently works as a freelance photographer, illustrator, and designer, all while creating The Kouklitas out of his Brooklyn based studio.
posted by MELINAxxxxxxx i LOVEEEE THEM,they remind me the days that i was playing with barbies!!!! xxxx