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Ksenia Schnaider Is Back With More Awesome Reworked Denim

Vintage turns high fashion.

POSTEDBYDEE CUNNING

Kiev-based fashion designer Ksenia Schnaider launched her eponymous label along with her graphic designer husband Anton Schnaider back in 2011. Following the international success of her demi-denims, a layered-up shorts-over-pants design repped by the A-listers, Schnaider is back with a new collection for Pre-Fall 2018.

The collection transforms vintage jeans and sportswear found at flea markets into edgy, fashion-forward garments, including flared jeans, a cropped denim jacket, a denim blazer, and patchwork track jackets. The original demi-denims and fur-free jeans coat also feature in the new line. In addition to the upcycled vintage items, the brand collaborates with the sustainable textile manufacturer ISKO to produce premium-quality denim.

“We think about culture in general and follow its manifestations. Now we are obsessed with ideology of metamodernism that reflects our current mood. Generally speaking, metamodernism reconstructs things by joining their opposing elements in an entirely new configuration rather than seeing those elements as being in competition with one another,” says Anton.

“We don’t gain the upcoming fur-free or recycle trends but we like challenges, nobody knows what will be produced from regular things by ourselves in future,” Ksenia continues. “From last year we made 3000 new items of vintage jeans and makes jokes that we recycled almost all pairs of jeans in Kiev. Meanwhile, the fact that we help our planet makes us feel good.”

Check out all the items in the gallery above.

 

Next up, we talk the challenges of sustainable fashion with Pinqponq's lead designer.

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