Designer Spotlight: Andrew Yang

Photo: Trend Land The Kouklitas are a line of 27” fashion rag dolls conceived by New York City based artist and illustrator Andrew Yang. ...

Photo: Trend Land


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.




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7 COMMENTS

  1. this is so cute!
    a piece of art!

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  2. @fashionbedtimestories: I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    @clarasmiles: Indeed! We too think this is so cute! :)

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  3. this is beyond cute!! and it also feels great to recognize the designers behind the clothes, so it's a really good job :)

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  4. So good that I've just written a post about Andrew Yang too - Thank you!!
    http://baroqueboudoir.blogspot.com/

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