With political patriotism bursting at the seams, it’s no wonder that the Ukraine unveils it’s history, culture and trends in a unique fashion – not to be known as Little Russia, but as it’s own strong statement.

With this constant questioning and pursuit of identity, the studio of Ksenia Schnaider constantly asks “Why?” and “For What Reason?” before incorporating any element into a design. Urging people to express their personal beliefs, the pieces represent utility, history and cultural codes that are unique to their origins.

Specific to their current collection, Ksenia Marchenko and Anton Schnaider were conscious of the perception of the Ukraine in global minds. They use blurred traditional Ukranian ornaments to metaphorically depict distortion of past and present.

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Photo credit: Ksenia Schnaider