Guest Nation Sasha Kanevski

Fashion / Performance Conosciamo i designer della Pitti Guest Nation 2014
What is “male mood” style for you?
It’s in sensible clothing, simplicity and functionality

When did your passion for fashion and design begin?
My mom is a pattern designer for men’s outwear and since my childhood, I was happy to skip the kindergarten and spend it at the Republican Couture House. 

From what a Designer must begin to give style to men, without giving their identity up?
From functionality of clothes, especially when it is a ready-to-wear.

What are the key pieces  - the real must-haves - of your collection?
This season we are designing special fez full hats from felt, and the signature piece of the brand – woolen one-piece suit, that would definitely become key pieces of Autumn Winter 2014.  

Where do you see yourself in ten years? What are your dreams?
Our dream is to develop a new level of design in Ukraine that will raise light manufacturing in the country. 

Who is the designer who inspires you? Who is your fashion icon?
I don’t have fashion icons, but designers that inspire me are Aitor Throup and Bernhard Willhelm.

Which is your creative method?
Creating each collection I think of it as creating a story, or script to a film thinking over the characters and relationships between them.

What was your most important mistake? The one from which you learn the most?
I guess it was in visiting a meeting at Harper’s Bazaar headquarters NY, where my designs were discussed, without knowing English properly, that’s how I’ve learned I need to work on my English language skills more, especially in this industry. 

What do you expect from this experience at Pitti Uomo and W?
We wanted to be a part of Pitti Uomo from long ago, and we are so excited to finally receive this opportunity. The biggest expectations are from ourselves to showcase on a good level. 

If you have not been a fashion designer, what would you have done?
I would become a painter or I would work on creation of something, really cannot imagine my life without creating things.