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Eastern European designers are creative and persistent. They grew up as a post-Soviet generation influenced by the overwhelming Western influx and grim reminiscence of the old Eastern Europe. Due to this unique upbringing, Eastern European designers are trained to combine creativity with productivity – there’s so many ideas and no time to waste. Eastern Europe...
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By BRENT RAMSEY Over the past few years, Eastern European designers have been making increasingly larger waves throughout the global fashion circuit. From Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia’s onboarding at Balenciaga as creative director, to Gosha Rubchinskiy’s cult following that has far-reached his own Russian roots, these talents prove the once Western-dominated fashion market has opened its...
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By ELIZABETH PATON In 2014, Magda Butrym, a young Warsaw-based stylist-turned-fashion designer, debuted a 35-piece collection of floral print dresses and blouses, finished with cutaway detailing and hints of leather and hand crochet. “I had always wanted to launch a label that was distinctly and proudly Polish,” said the 32-year-old designer, who is largely self-taught....
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By Kasia Jastrzebska These six fashion-forward brands prove that European brands are making moves to define the hottest trends of tomorrow. Eastern European countries were known for their unique design in the second half of the 20th century. In the times of communism there weren’t many products in shops, so people had to craft beautiful or fashionable...
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Taking inspiration from 90’s Russian street fashion and Slavic folk embroidery, many Eastern European designers have successfully crossed over from underground, alternative artists into fashion powerhouses by Tatjana P. As a form of applied art, fashion has always represented the social and political circumstances of the time and place of its creation. And while big,...
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From the forthcoming launch of „Vogue“ Poland to the rise of Tbilisi Fashion Week, fashion media is transfixed by the region — and that’s not going away anytime soon. By MAURA BRANNIGAN The world is small and getting smaller. At least in fashion, and with the same smattering of editors and designers bopping from one...
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By MARCEL SCHLUTT When you think about fashion in the Eastern Europe, squatting slavs in adidas tracksuits or Gosha Rubchinskyi and his copycats immediately come to your mind, isn’t it? Fortunately, there’s more to Eastern Europe fashion, creativity and style than the recent up rise of gopniki. This recent editorial photographed by Inga Jankunaite showcases fresh...
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Posted by WUNDERFIEND I’ve always had a kind of fascination with Eastern Europe. I’d like to think it’s because I like Swan Lake and the painfully emotive poetry of Anna Akhmatova, the cultured Woman (with a capital ‘W’) that I am. But while I do like those things, it may also be because I like...
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