Elevate the Everyday with Elif Malkoclar of CRAAFTS

Part of the European Artistic Crafts Days
Hosted by New Order of Fashion 

CRAAFTS creates handmade accessories and unique catwalk pieces for fashion houses such as Prada, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Chanel. CRAAFTS specializes in traditional techniques such as knitting, crocheting, macramé, felting, and lace-making. CRAAFTS is not just a creative workshop, it is more than that. They have built up an enormous library with over 5000 unique and handmade samples from the world’s best craftsmen in fashion and interior design.

The founders of the impressive CRAAFTS studio are Elif Malkoclar and Davide Dell’Acqua. Trained as architects and having worked for over ten years in the world of high fashion, architecture, and design, they decided to join forces. The CRAAFTS craft laboratory near Florence became a reality.

Lecture: Crafts in Fashion by Elif Malkoclar

Date: Thursday March 30, 2023
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Location: New Order of Fashion, Torenallee 22-06 Eindhoven
Language: English

Discover the story behind CRAAFTS and their international success! During the lecture, Elif Malkoclar will take you through their unique approach and how they made a name for themselves in an industry that often focuses on the designer rather than the maker. It is not common for craft makers to be named in large fashion collections, yet CRAAFTS managed to stand out and differentiate themselves in the fashion industry.

You will receive valuable advice on how to build a strong brand identity and maintain relationships with customers and designers. Come and listen and discover how CRAAFTS works internationally at the highest level.

We will end with a Q&A and a drink.

Masterclass: Macramé with Elif Malkoclar

Date: Friday March 31, 2023
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Location: New Order of Fashion, Torenallee 22-06 Eindhoven
Language: English

Elif Malkoclar has years of experience with macramé and has applied this traditional technique in various projects for major fashion houses. During this masterclass, you will learn the basics of macramé, such as various knotting techniques and working with different types of materials and colors. Malkoclar will show you how to apply the techniques to create your own unique pieces.

Whether you are a beginner or have some experience with macramé, this masterclass gives you the opportunity to learn from a professional and improve your skills. Register today and discover the beautiful world of macramé!

European Artistic Crafts Days

Since 2012, the European Artistic Crafts Days (EACD) have been organized. The EACD are intended to support the professional crafts sector throughout Europe by organizing special events for the general public. This year’s theme is Elevate the Everyday.

This activity is financially made possible by the World Crafts Council Europe, the Creative Europe Programme, and Instituut GAK.


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