Vibes from our presentation at Asthik concept Store by Anton Yermenko for Nowfashion.com
Ksenia Schnaider’s capsule collection for N-Duo Concept store was presented at More Dash showroom during Paris Fashion Week at the end of September. As part of the public fashion movement #FASHIONFORPEACE, initiated by Daria Shapovalova, Ukrainian brand Ksenia Schnaider designed a capsule collection for an online concept store N-Duo-Concept.com, curated by Natuka Karkashadze and Nino Tsilosani. Presentation of the capsule collection attracted a vast audience to the More Dash showroom during Paris Fashion Week.
Ksenia Schnaider: “The #FASHIONFORPEACE movement inspired us to create this capsule collection that introduces Ukraine, its traditions and culture, in a positive and light-hearted manner. That’s why my moodboard was covered with pictures of costumes from Chervona Ruta, a 1971 Ukrainian pop-folk musical film, and video stills from eponymous Chervona Ruta festival - the first Ukrainian rock festival held back in 1989. I am very pleased that we could speak about Ukraine to fashion industry professionals during Paris Fashion Week in such a friendly atmosphere, and very grateful to everyone who attended."
Daria Shapovalova: "The idea of #FASHIONFORPEACE resonates with more and more fashion insiders. Founders of the N-duo-concept store - Natuka Karkashadze and Nino Tsilosani - offered to collaborate with a Ukrainian designer, and Ksenia Schnaider came up with such a great idea. The Ksenia Schnaider x N-Duo Concept collection is very deep and memorable."
Natuka Karkashadze: "We just fell in love with Daria’s brilliant idea - #FASHIONFORPEACE - and are very happy to join the initiative, supporting a Ukrainian designer during this difficult period for their country. Ksenia Schnaider created lovely dresses in the spirit of traditional Ukrainian costume, but so modern and wearable. It was very nice to host the event together with Daria Shapovalova - the most inspiring and positive person in
The presentation in More Dash showroom was attended by Aliona Doletskaya (Interview Magazine), Robb Young (Business of Fashion), Suzy Menkes (Vogue International Editor), Sarah Mower (fashion critic), Dasha Veledeeva (Harper's Bazaar Russia), Masha Tsukanova and Tatiana Solovey (Vogue Ukraine), Karina Dobrotvorskaya (Vogue Russia), Adam Katz Sinding (W Magazine, Le21eme), Yvan Rodic (Facehunter), Candela Novembre (blogger), Eugenia and Irina Linovich (designers and socialites), as well as designers Anouki Areshidze (Anouki), Anna K, Kostya Omelya (OMELYA), Valery Kovalska, ZDZD, Natia Chkhartishvili (Eshvi), Anna October, Alisa Kuzembaeva, Anton Galetskiy (Galetsky Moscow), Julia Paskal (Paskal), Nurgiz Tasybaeva (De Guisse) and many others. Beppe Angiolini (buyer for Sugar Arezzo, Italy), Sivano Vangi (buyer for Luisa Via Roma, Italy), Elena Paschenko and Alexandra Borodina (buyers for Helen Marlen, Ukraine), Livia Gregoretti (Livia Gregoretti showroom, Italy), Georgia Viola were there to see the collection and congratulate Ksenia Schnaider.
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We have chosen one of the brightest and most cheerful girls - TV presenter Dasha Kolomiec, who spent whole day in the centre of Kiev wearing Ksenia Schnaider garments. Her walk was followed by photographer Andrew Bychkouski from Mainpeople.ua.
On August 15 Helen Marlen Group presented their new patriotic project “Born in Ukraine”. Within this project 5 successful Ukrainian designers who have already proclaimed themselves at the international arena presented their Fall Winter 2014-15 collections at Helen Marlen Mandarin store. Among the participants of the project there was Ksenia Schnaider.
Photographer: Inna Franco
Model: Kristina Gerasimova
Hair/make up: Julia Stets
Playing with the paradox of tradition and technology, independent Ukrainian designer Ksenia Schnaider creates clothes that are a contemporary declaration of individual style.
SS14 collection is available at new concept store Asthik (Kiev, Ukraine).
The first one to try on Ksenia Schnaider garments at Astik was TV host and it-girl Valya Gryshchenko. Pictures were taken by Inna Franco.
Launch of the capsule collection, which includes 10 print designs, took place on March 29th during Ksenia Schaider’s show at Mercedes Benz Kiev Fashion Days FW’15. The collection includes a number of ‘peaceful’ camouflage varieties and unusual color options - an evident display of individuality and a very life-asserting slogan in the view of current situation in Ukraine #fashionforpeace.
Young Ukrainian poetess wearing Ksenia Schnaider for special Valentine`s greetings.
Camera Eugenia Pavlenko
Make-up & hair PodFenom
There is no a soul in that paper town, only abandoned industrial landscapes, sand dunes and a river. Besides one lonely woman. Asceticism and uniqueness were main ideas of Eugenia Pavlenko projet.
Photography - Eugenia Pavlenko | style&model - Nastya Bezsonova | clothes - Ksenia Schnaider
On the cover of `Dope` Lady Gaga is wearing organza hat from Ksenia Schnaider`s SS14 collection.
Exhibition by Inez and Vinoodh, NY
Photography Pavlenko Eugeniya Retouch Daria Sekret-ary Model Kisenya Bilychkevskaya Hairt Stets Julia Make-up Maria Tkachuk Style Ксюша Марченко
Ksenia Schnaider took part at Fashion Scout Exhibition during London Fashion Week.
From interview to Fashion Scout blog -
How does being Ukrainian influence your designs?
I am surrounded here in Ukraine by ugly beauty and I can't close my eyes and pretend that I don`t see this bad architecture, lots of advertising in the streets, homeless dogs and long grey winter days... But somehow I can find beauty in all this. But I don`t use this sources directly in my design. For Ksenia Schnaider collections we're inspired by clothes themselves and we don`t play with reality. We only work with codes, utility and history of clothes.
- See more at: http://thefashionscoutsept09.blogspot.com/2013/02/interview-kiev-fashion-days-ksenia.html#sthash.gsNcGOOq.dpuf
Concept Dariia Lagenberg, photo Misha Bochkarev, model Olimpia Whitemustache. All of the clothes are from Ksenia Schnaider’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection.