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.