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.
Teaser for SS12 `Hermit` collection inspired by monks robes. Alla Kostromichova photographed by Sasha Samsonova for MBKFD.
Video styled by Nikhil Sharma for my blog Porcelain Paper Rockets featuring Alex Hammond@D1 London. Filmed by Michael Mensah. Music especially made by Latona Platinum Promotions. All clothes by Ksenia Schnaider.