Anna K

TIME: Friday, 27 October 2017 - 15:30


Hailing from Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, Anna Karenina, launched her womenswear label Anna K, at the young age of 16. Her Autumn/Winter 2015 collection, presented in London, was a girly showcase of bright knits, exaggerated collars, large ribbons and — for the final look — a tin foil dress with a gigantic bow on the front, modelled by Karenina herself.

Karenina’s first collection was shown in 2012 at Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days. She later scored a showcase at Pitti Immagine. That season, she received her first orders — from leading retailers like Luisa Via Roma and Colette, which took to her slogan t-shirts poking fun at fashion industry clichés, with catchphrases such as ‘it-girl,’ ‘fashion insider,’ and ‘fashion circus,’ as well as the titles of films such as Breathless, Pretty in Pink and Funny Face.

Today, the brand has 40 international stockists, including Lane Crawford, Revolve and Isetan, and has recently launched an e-commerce site that ships worldwide.