Ksenia Schnaider was invited to show its AW13 collection at Tilbisi Fashion Week (Georgia).
Ksenia Schnaider 'Bodywarmer' presentation took place at Sherbenko Art Centre during Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days. It was huge party with many international guests and press.
Ksenia Schnaider prides itself on using only the finest materials, contrasting technology and tradition. The brand continuously seeks new and exciting forms to present within its collections from season to season.
Ksenia Schnaider's Autumn/Winter 2013 collection was presented in the form of a video installation at the Sherbenko Art Centre (Kiev). The pre-sentation could be viewed on large plasma screens, giving the audience a truly personal experience. The video involved the use of the 123D Catch app which generated 3D models wearing pieces from the new collection. Using everyday technology, Anton Schnaider was able to create art through film, representing Ksenia Schnaider in the most unexpected way.
For Autumn/Winter 2013 European unisex brand Ksenia Schnaider presents “Bodywarmer”, a collection inspired by the classic bodywarmer, a quilted garment which was incredibly popular in the Soviet Union due to its affordability, utility and versatility.
Ksenia has taken inspiration from the iconic garment and carried it through the entire collection, quilting dresses, skirts, jackets, coats and the backs of t-shirts, mixing her fanned panelling technique with a unique approach to quilting.
Despite the affordability of the bodywarmer during its boom in the Soviet Union, Ksenia has, as with all of her work given classic silhouettes and traditional techniques a luxurious twist with her continued use of leather, velvet and silk throughout the collection.
Dresses, coats and t-shirts are soft to touch, and the iconic bodywarmer is coated in leather, enhancing its quilted qualities with deep, almost segmented detail, inevitably placing it at the heart of the collection.