02:30PM, Friday 26 June 2015
A designer from Dedworth caught the attention of fashionistas at Royal Ascot after she designed an outfit using artificial grass, plastic flowers and a watering can.
Inga Kovalerova’s unique design was modelled by her friend Triin Konsap for Ladies’ Day on Thursday, June 18.
Using the grass purchased from DIY store B&Q and an array of plastic flowers, Inga created a skirt which she says perfectly represented the personality of her model.
The 35-year-old also gave her friend a fully functional watering can handbag to complete the natural look, with the outfit featuring in several national newspapers.
She said: “As soon as she [Triin] put it on she started getting lots of attention. It was nice to show off my work and we got heads turning every five minutes.”
Inga has her own contemporary knitwear brand, Ectomy, and graduated from the University of West London with a First in fashion and textiles in 2013.
While designing remains her passion, she also works as a cabin crew member for British Airways and could seen be making a flight over the Atlantic after she received an invitation to attend New York Fashion Week in September.
Inga will also be selling her unique Ascot outfit on Ebay with some of the proceeds going towards Cancer Research UK.
Go to www.ectomyknitwear.com for more information.