Biography - Medine Inci
Designer, master of national embroidery.
Medine Edemova was born in Kherson region (Ukraine) in 1983.
Since the age of ten, she has been fond of needlework.
In 2003 she graduated from the sewing college and received the qualification of a tailor.
In the same year, Medine entered Crimean Engineering and Pedagogical University, the specialty of Engineering Teaching, and later received the qualification of a teacher of sewing disciplines.
During her studies and after graduation, the craftswoman worked as a teacher of cutting and sewing at a vocational school, was engaged in individual tailoring, and taught at school.
In 2018 she graduated from Crimean Industrial and Pedagogical University with a Master’s degree in Modeling and Design of Garments. During her studies, her path to reviving the national craft started.
Medine a shares her impression: “Earlier I attended hand embroidery lessons, and it was very interesting for me. But due to lack of time, this particular type of embroidery did not become my main occupation. I wanted to see a more modern approach, and I began to study programs and materials for creating embroidery."
In 2018 the designer participated in the Festival of Crimean Tatar Traditions in Toronto.
“I am inspired by old photographs in national costumes, architecture and nature of our Motherland. When I come to Bakhchisarai, I admire its color and I want to travel back in time.
And also, I would like to know how our national costume was transformed, how it would look in the 50s style, at a time when our ancestors were deprived of Crimea and the opportunity to develop. In the future, I would like to create a collection of clothes of that time.
Crimea is my Motherland, and I cannot imagine myself anywhere else. I am proud of my people and try to bring a piece of my soul into the revival of our culture."
Currently, Medine Edemova creates modern clothes and decorates them with ethnic elements. Each ornament made by her carries a special ideological meaning. The craftswoman creates all products under the brand "Medine Inci".