Ksenia Schnaider Autumn/Winter 2013
For Autumn/Winter 2013 European unisex brand Ksenia Schnaider present “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.
Photo Yulia Zhdan
Model Veronika Terokhina
During Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days independent fashion studio Ksenia Schnaider presented their collection for next season.
Camouflage features a unique – as the name suggests – camouflage pattern that in contrast to its original purpose, has the ability to attract the attention of the masses. Simple and clean, the new line includes an array of handmade garments such as dresses, shirts, trousers, coats, jackets, tops and suits in the shades of black, white and baby blue.
Pictures by Synchrodogs.
More about collection – kseniaschnaider.com/collections/ss-2013/
THE NEW KSENIA SCHNAIDER SPRING/SUMMER 2013 COLLECTION ‘CAMOUFLAGE’
For Spring/Summer 2013 Ksenia Schnaider, a European luxury unisex brand that was founded in 2011 by Ukrainian fashion designer Ksenia Marchenko and Russian graphic designer Anton Schnaider, has presented ‘Camouflage’ to the world; a collection that is bombarded with an array of handmade garments for both men and women. Simple but traditional dresses, shirts, trousers, coats, jackets, tops and suits have been adorned with a unique camouflage pattern that has been created to not only hide an individual but also to have the ability to attract the attention of the masses.
Creating durable but stylish items for the contemporary man and woman is what Ksenia Schnaider does best, and has been a continuous aspect throughout all of their collections since the duos debut collection, ‘Hermit’, back in 2011. Rather than being inspired by particular topics, Ksenia Schnaider takes a unique approach to design and is inspired by the clothing itself, its utility, history and codes.
The ability to create clothes that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also practical is a key aspect of the duos design process and is why so many have fallen for the works of Ksenia Schnaider.
A masked philosophy is what makes the Ksenia Schnaider brand so interesting and a Spring/Summer 2013 collection dominated by unique prints and careful shapes with a hint of fun is almost certainly going to ensure the duo yet another successful season.
Ksenia Schnaider’s f/w 2012 collection is a dedication to the working class.
The collection casts a romantic view of the common blue collar worker existing in banks, gas stations, dining rooms and hospitals as they drift from one day to another, silently making lives for us easier and more fluid.
The key pieces of the collection like white shirts, denim suits, overalls with patch pockets and soft jersey apnts are work-a-day pieces that are a common sight, yet overlooked – an element the collection wants to bring to the fore.
For f/w 12-13 fashion show, an elevator was chosen as a symbol of work, labour, jobs, careers and aspirations – themes that are common yet hushed in our world.
X’U summer 2012 collection represents a new wave of young Ukrainian fashion, embodies vital energy, contrast of colors and sexuality. It consists of clothes that fits easily in the dynamic environment of the city. T-shirts with long fringe, silk shorts, knit mini-dress and lightweight unisex jackets allow to feel comfortable and relaxed at any point.
Collection exclusively available at hakoline.com/xu