WINNER of ERKI 2019
My ambition is to build the menswear fashion house in the Baltic region and nurture appreciation of emotional value that clothes can offer to everyday life of each person. I believe that high quality and meaningful design is timeless, as well as clothes can manifest shifts in the society sending a clear message across borders.
My collection «Prosta Kapusta» is inspired by the cabbage field of my great aunt — Nadezhda. I have found an old photo depicting it, which gave the start for developing this collection. My inspiration lies in the era of 1940s with glamorous parties coming to an end and people going to work on the fields. The textures reflect worm-eaten cabbage leaves with the holes and lines of cross-sections of cabbage. The purpose of this collection is to show, how clothes could still help people feel dignity and hope even through most difficult times.