I love a good story. Most of the products I pick for my shops in Minocqua have a great “story”. To me, I just don’t want to shop for merchandise, I want to shop for something that has value and substance and perhaps that special thing is collectable. Preferably for me it will be handmade or custom design and definitely with a European influence. Yes, usually alot more expensive, something unique but a treasure you can pass down through the generations. I still have hope there will be room for special treasures like these in the future. (Anyone watch the Antiques Roadshow?)
Serbia for centuries had straddled the the boundaries between Eastern and Western Roman Empire then between Byzantium and the Kingdom of Hungary and the Early modern period between the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburg Empire. These overlapping influences have resulted in cultural varieties throughout Serbia. One of the most traditional handicrafts in Serbia was the Pirot Carpet (Pirot Killm) and this tradition was revived in 2011 when Pirot Killms were reintroduced for state ceremonies in Serbia. Color can also be seen in the traditional clothing and fabrics of Serbia.
We are proud to represent Serbia at Ann Marie’s with the company IVKO. The designs of their sweaters parallel the traditional patterns and colors. IVKO remains proud of their signature designs. Every item in the Ivko fashion line speaks a unique visual language based on form, texture and color. In crafting a powerful and timeless image, their in-house design team treats each garment as a canvas to be explored. You can tell their dedication to tradition and at the same time innovation in their creations. I think this is a hallmark of classic apparel. Shop Ann Marie’s Boutique to see this fine line of sweaters and apparel from IVKO.