KAMENSKAKONONOVA is a women’s wear and accessories brand founded by designers Natalia Kamenska and Olesya Kononova, based in Kiev, Ukraine. KAMENSKAKONONOVA introduced its first collection in 2008, in 2010 the brand launched its first shoe collection. In March 2013 the first capsule collection of children’s clothing named “ko.ka.ko by KAMENSKAKONONOVA” was presented.
Natalia Kamenska and Olesya Kononova design for contemporary urban woman with a big-city mind. Not because she indispensably lives in a big city but because she has that type of lifestyle when she travels a lot, has inner freedom and is keen on art, architecture, and history. However despite her active character and the rush of modern world this woman appreciates her inner harmony. She values the essence of things and her own essence primarily.
Emphasis on cut and sublime laconic silhouette;
Combination of minimalism and complex constructions;
Reconsideration of classic feminine silhouette;
Search for new shapes;
Purity, geometry, little accessory;
Liberty and lightness.
KAMENSKAKONONOVA brand was titled «Best Women’s Clothing Designer» and «Best Accessories Designer» in Ukraine – two prizes of BEST FASHION AWARDS 2012, the Ukrainian Awards in the field of fashion, and «Best Accessories Designer» in Ukraine by BEST FASHION AWARDS 2013.
KAMENSKAKONONOVA design could be retraced to the concord of nature, solitude, asceticism and attributes of modern world – high-tech architecture, the beats of big cities, new technologies. Designers are devoted to an urban colour scale – palettes of black, grey, dark and dusty blue, dusty rose and white.
KAMENSKAKONONOVA is defined by its emphasis on tailoring, craftsmanship and attention to detail. One tailor sews every piece individually from the beginning to the end; artisanal seams and finishes are quite common. Many clothes are unique or produced in limited series. All wear is manufactured in Ukraine.
KAMENSKAKONONOVA was featured on Vogue.it like “Our Choice: BEST PROJECT”. And in September 2013 KAMENSKAKONONOVA will be a part of issue “Vogue Talents” – Vogue Italy talents annual addition.
KAMENSKAKONONOVA collections are shot in Vogue.it (Vogue for the Young, Blog from), Vogue Ukraine, Collezioni Italia, Close-Up Italia, Institute magazine, ELLE Russia, ELLE Ukraine, ELLE Polska, Glamour Russia, InStyle Russia, Harper’s Bazaar Ukraine, Marie Claire Ukraine, Cosmopolitan Ukraine, http://www.lookatme.ru/, http://buro247.com.ua/, http://vogue.ua/, http://elle.ua/
Tina Lobondi is a London based Womenswear Designer specializing in High End women’s ready-to-wear.
Born in Kinshasa (Congo), she grew up in Lorraine (France) where she studied Fashion Design Realisation.
After 3 years and her Diploma in hand, the designer moved to Paris and started internships in various designer’s studio in the area of La Goutte D’or.
In 2006, the designer moved to London, aiming to pursue a career in her field. Another Fashion Design degree at the prestigious London College of Fashion will help in the pursuit of the dream of creating her first collection showcased to help raise money for the Princess Diana Foundation, at the event ” Finding Your Feet“.
Since 2010, she created a label under her own name, Tina Lobondi, located in Notting Hill. The collection is based on exceptional attention to details and finish, classic and chic designs. Elegance with timeless style is the aim she wants to achieve. The fabrics and materials are sourced from all around the world, Mauritania to Paris and London.
The Made-to order service offers you the possibility of choosing your designs and fabrics, to create your individualy crafted One-Off piece.
With a clientele including Grammy Award winner and NewYork based singer Angelique Kidjo, London based singer Lianne La Havas and “Eastenders” actresses Shona McGarty and Hetti Bywater.
The designer has received press interest from Marie-Claire and ELLE Magazine South-Africa, British Soap Awards, PROFILE Event, LOOK Magazine, OK Magazine, Miss Ebene Magazine, PRIDE Magazine, to name a few.
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My love affair with fashion started at the age of 15. Although I never went to school for fashion, I’ve always had this gift of being able to understand future fashion trends and forecasts. At an early age, I developed the habit of playing in my closet and developing characters and story lines through the wardrobe. I became obsessed with what the celebrities wore on the red carpet. I found the glamour to be very addictive.
When it comes to my personal style, I can honestly say, “I’m still that little girl playing in my closet.” My style is very eccentric. It’s playful, fun, colorful, innovative, flamboyant, and very unpredictable. I don’t believe in following rules when it pertains to fashion or my style for that matter. I find creative freedom in being able to create my own trends and wear whatever I feel like wearing on that specific day. It all depends on my mood at that moment in time.
I love playing with color and texture when it comes to my wardrobe. As my style has developed, I’ve found that color makes me happy; it has the ability to change my energy and mood. On another note, I would say my style is innovative due to the fact that I love pushing the boundaries. I always style from the concept of “think outside the box.” There’s absolutely no limit to what you can create.
I’m an independent fashion stylist based out of Los Angeles. My area of expertise is celebrity, editorial/print, television, high fashion, Avant-garde, couture, and red carpet. My styling work has been featured in editorials for 944 magazine, Tight Rope Magazine, Smooth Magazine, and MNM Couture. In addition, I’ve styled for one of the most prestigious awards in the beauty industry; the North American Hair awards.
My proudest moment to date as a wardrobe stylist has been seeing my name in the credits for my work with the television series HBO Entourage. I’ve been blessed to work with some amazing industry professionals; however my collaboration with Celebrity Designers Michael Costello and Mondo Guerra still makes me smile to this day. Two of my favorite designers from the television show Project Runway who I rooted for from my living room. Being backstage with them and having the opportunity to style their runway show was beyond inspiring.
At the current moment, I’m working on accomplishing two major goals that I have every intention of fulfilling. One of them being getting agency representation as a wardrobe stylist and the other is making that transition from Fashion Stylist to Fashion Designer. I’m very excited about the future. My goal is to continue to challenge myself by pushing the boundaries, produce strong work that will inspire the world, and constantly evolve as an artist. The best is yet to come.
I’ve been styling since graduating from University, so two years now. I absolutely love what I do, but
its so competitive you have to be determined and patient! What I love to do is
style feminine, edgy shoots. Something different is always fun but my favourite shoots are the
more simple shoots where the clothing/accessories can do all the talking!
I style a lot of editorials and designers look books but my most
recent project is starting a new print magazine, Exalt.
I would have to say that developing signature style is my trademark. Rather than helping people focus on what is in, current and on trend I take that a step further and help individuals and companies break free from the idea of rules to create a look that is uniquely their own. I am inspired by people like YSL, Kate Moss, Tamara Mellon, and Blake Lively. These fashion icons do not follow trends, they create them.
I started my fashion career in boutique sales working for Jimmy Choo and then eventually Salvatore Ferragamo, however I felt like I wasn’t really pushing myself. I visited my brother and his girlfriend in September 2011 during New York Fashion Week and caught one glimpse of the tents at Lincoln Center and I was hooked. The second I got to an internet connection I got on the the MBFW Website and applied to volunteer.
Three seasons in I have had the fortune of moving up to a Venue Captain for shows in the main theater including Rebecca Minkoff, Monique Lhullier, and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Given that I am new to this industry I have really made an effort to branching out and trying my hand different areas of the industry including styling photo-shoots, collaborating with designers to conduct fittings, dressing models, and actual show production.
Currently I work independently as a Fashion Stylist, you can see my published work in Zephyr Magazine, Fashion Faces Magazine, and Eloise Magazine. To see my portfolio please visit my Facebook Page Chic and Disheveled. As I said before Kate Moss is a huge fashion icon personally, but I am not alone. The world adores her. One of the things that inspires me most is that she never looks perfect. There is always something slightly askew or…disheveled about her. Whether it be she is in a perfectly polished look with her hair a-mess, or she is decked out in grunge but her make-up is flawless. There is always an element that make it her, and that is what fashion is all about. Taking it and making it your own!
For more tips on how to develop your own signature style please check out my blog, Chic and Disheveled at http://chicanddisheveled.blogspot.com/
Additional Bio info:
• Style Operations team member for Phoenix Fashion Week
• Dresser for The Agency Arizona
Images included are from my most recent shoot for Zephyr Magazine March 2013
FB: Chic and Disheveled
Location: W Hotel Scottsdale
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Fashion by: Dar Sara
Video edited/recorded by: Samantha Peck
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