As an Albanian designer, I felt that throughout my creative career I needed to embrace my culture and heritage in a contemporary way that felt organic and innovative to me. Throughout my years here studying at SAIC I have learned many different techniques that have aided in my creative process. In this class I learned various methods that I have now introduced into my practice. These series of projects I created during the semester in fall of 2022, I focused on elevating and interpreting Albanian traditional dress with more modern techniques such as machine embroidery and laser cutting. I found this project to be inspiring and as a point of venture to a more extensive and larger project beyond that semester.