KSENIA SCHNAIDER x N-DUO CONCEPT STORE

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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