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Meet the Georgian ballet dancer tapping into the trend for wooden accessories

21 February 2017 · Georgia
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  • (Image: GK photography / Mister Two products / Facebook)

  • (Image: Mister Two products / Facebook)

  • Georgian flag-inspired bowtie (Image: Mister Two products / Facebook)

  • “Let the music play” bowtie (Image: Mister Two products / Facebook)

  • Pirate-inspired bowtie (Image: Mister Two products / Facebook)

David Chanishvili has a pretty intense job as a dancer for the Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet. Now he's turned his hand to craft and fashion, launching a line of handcrafted wooden bows and bowties.

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Ukrainian ballet dancer Sergei Polunin stars in Diesel’s Make Love Not Walls campaign

20 February 2017 · Ukraine
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  • (Diesel SS17 ADV Campaign: MAKE LOVE NOT WALLS, a film directed by David LaChapelle / Diesel / YouTube)

Renowned photographer David LaChapelle's short film for fashion brand Diesel's spring-summer “Make Love Not Walls” campaign stars none other than Ukrainian ballet sensation Sergei Polunin.

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New East designers at London’s International Fashion Showcase

14 February 2017 · Czech Republic · Poland · Romania · Russia · Slovakia · Ukraine
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Ukrainian designer Anna K SS17 collection at Milan Fashion Week (Image: Anna K / Facebook)

New East rising stars are among the emerging fashion designers from 26 countries taking part in London's International Fashion Showcase 2017, opening this Friday.

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Daft Punk to team up with Gosha Rubchinskiy in LA merch pop-up

9 February 2017 · Russia
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French electronic duo Daft Punk have announced that their new merch pop-up, launching later this week in LA, will feature pieces exclusively designed by the likes of Gosha Rubchinskiy.

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Celebrate the utopianism of Russian avant garde architecture with this silk scarf

7 February 2017 · Moscow · Russia
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  • (Image: Baklažanas)

  • (Image: Baklažanas)

  • (Image: Baklažanas)

Lithuanian design studio Baklažanas has unveiled “The Great Utopia”, a vibrant silk scarf dedicated to the utopian ambitions of Russian avant garde architectural design.

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Russia ditches Olympic kit brand Bosco for patriotic fashionista

3 February 2017 · Russia
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  • Russia’s kit for the 2012 Olympics, by Bosco (Image: cdephotos under a CC licence)

  • Anastasia Zadorina’s “sanctions don’t bother my Iskander [missiles]” T-shirt (Image: Anastasia Zadorina / Facebook)

  • Anastasia Zadorina supporting the Russian team at the 2016 Olympics (Image: Anastasia Zadorina / Facebook)

Russia's Olympic Committee has brought its longtime relationship with sports brand Bosco to an end, in favour of a partnership with relative newcomer ZA Sport by Moscow-based designer Anastasia Zadorina.

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Situationist: Bella Hadid sports emerging Georgian label

24 January 2017 · Georgia
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@bellahadid wearing #situationist #pfw #paris #bellahadid #elizabethschuyler #situationist

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There's more to Georgian fashion than the Gvasalia brothers — emerging label Situationist recently found itself in the spotlight when model Bella Hadid was seen clad in a coat and skirt by the label in Paris last Friday.

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Nagorno-Karabakh inspires Berlin Fashion Week collection

23 January 2017 · Nagorno-Karabakh
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  • (LEONIE MERGEN - MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK BERLIN AW17 / Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week / YouTube)

Last week German designer Leonie Mergen presented a collection inspired by Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory in the South Caucasus, at Berlin Fashion Week.

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Budapest-based Philosophy magazine unveils first print issue

19 January 2017 · Budapest · Hungary
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  • (Image: Philosophy magazine)

  • (Image: Philosophy magazine)

First founded as a digital publication in 2013 by a group of friends in Budapest, independent contemporary art, photography and fashion magazine Philosophy is launching its first print-based issue.

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Introducing Ellipsee: the architecture-inspired jewellery brand from Kiev

18 January 2017 · Kiev · Ukraine
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  • (Image: Sabina Feynman / Ellipsee)

  • (Image: Sabina Feynman / Ellipsee)

  • (Image: Sabina Feynman / Ellipsee)

  • (Image: Sabina Feynman / Ellipsee)

  • (Image: Sabina Feynman / Ellipsee)

  • (Image: Sabina Feynman / Ellipsee)

Young Kiev-based brand Ellipsee is building a following for their unique jewellery, inspired by architecture and art. Ellipsee's latest collection sees the brand go back to basics.

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