Fashion designer Teuta Matoshi is world famous for their ethereal dresses and perfectly fitted mini dresses. She works as a workshop, adding ornate adornments such as embroidery, beads and lace to her feminine silhouettes by hand. As we watch her immensely popular Instagram conveys beauty effortlessly, Matoshi’s road to success has not been without great challenges along the way.
The couturier was born and raised in Kosovo, a small country in the Balkans. She grew up in a war torn environment, learn to make clothes “from old clothes and pieces of junk for herself and her siblings.” Matoshi’s dream of owning her own boutique encouraged her to pursue fashion at Factory Design University in Pristina, Kosovo. There she was introduced to Parisian teacher David Priol who helped her develop essential skills like draping and styling.
Over the course of several years, Matoshi slowly built his own brand in Kosovo; she took custom orders, sourced high quality materials, and trained her own staff. Finally, she was able to launch her luxury clothing line in September 2007 and has since enjoyed well-deserved fame and success. Nonetheless, Matoshi continues to give back to her community in Pristina, Kosovo, hiring as many women as possible, from widows who lost their husbands in the war to young designers who wish to develop their skills.
Kosovar-born fashion designer Teuta Matoshi creates incredible feminine dresses.
She grew up in poverty and had to make clothes for herself and her family from old clothes and scraps.
Eventually, Matoshi’s dream of owning her own boutique came true when she launched her own line of luxury dresses in 2007.
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