Privet lovely Matryoshka’s!! If any of you are lucky enough to live in London- well it’s that time again! OFF STRAND has kicked off in London starting August 26th and will be here until Sunday, the 31st! This is the 3rd edition for the pop up store event, created by Anna Pitchouguina (a Russian designer) and the graphic designer Emanuele Copioli. The event will be showcasing the SS 2015 collections of London based designers + collections by Russian designers Anna Pitchouguina whose collection is Pitchouguina, and Iulia Filipovscaia of the bold label, Lana Siberie (Two Designers I was lucky enough to interview). Hehe, So I’ve included links to the OFF STRAND website so you guys can have more information + links to the interviews if you are curious to know a little bit more about the designers.
As you all know this is a blog dedicated to Russian and Ukrainian designers, so you’re probably wondering why I’m mentioning this event that is for London designers- If you remember my interview post with Anna Pitchouguina then this will all make sense, I promise. But if you don’t remember, well Anna Pitchouguina is a designer who was born in Russia, and had a Polish upbringing, she now has her own shop in London. Anyways!! Anna Pitchouguina and the graphic designer Emanuele Copioli teamed up to create OFF STRAND a non profit project with the goal to ‘create a collective showcase of London based designers, and make their work available through pop ups in different cities’.