Olya Shishkina is a luxury woman’s wear label based in London. Their purpose is to transmit positive energy, joy full living and fairytale femininity with each of their pieces. A young and strong brand for contemporary women.
Focusing on flattering and simple silhouettes, the signature behind the brand is exclusive digital prints which transform beautiful and high quality fabrics. Each piece is designed thinking about the desires of real woman with unique, refined personal style and an eye for detail and exclusive pieces.
Here at INSPIRARE we want to share with you her Spring/Summer 2015 Collection. Floral prints, strong colors and a mixture of forms make up this collection that invites us to think of summer nights!
Olya began in the fashion industry designing clothes with her twin sister in 1991 when they were surrounded by a gray atmosphere in post-communist Russia. They loved to redesign their mother’s clothes to stand out from this monochromatic existence. This period led them to open up a fashion design atelier in Moscow which they ran for 10 years. Their designs were custom-made sheep skin outwear and leather jackets, where they applied experimental zero-waste pattern cutting techniques by draping the skins on the stand to see the garment as a three dimensional object.
During this time, Olya studied fashion, art and design for 5 years in Moscow’s top universities then went on to graduate from prestigious London-based Central St Martins where her graduate collection was highly acclaimed. Olya continued to develop her skills and knowledge with renowned ateliers including Erdem, FrostFrench, Michiko Koshino, David Koma and Mary Katrantzou prior to launching her own label in 2010.
In 2011, Olya launched a collaborative women’s wear line with a fellow graduate from Central St Martins. The collaboration ‘Xsenia & Olya’ was a success. Today, Olya is expanding into her own brand under the Olya Shishkina label. Take a look to her stunning collection and include this brand in your next Summer Shopping List!
Written by Andy Lencina