10 Eastern European Fashion Designers to Keep on Your Radar

Beware Paris, Milan, New York and London! A new generation of Ukrainian and Russian fashion designers are proving that the Soviet days of black-market blue jeans are behind them. Their innovative combination of western pop-culture and Slavic motif is putting Russia and Ukraine on the fashion map. We'd toss back a vodka shot for a post-Soviet fashion invasion any day.

By Liana Satenstein

May 18, 2012 12:00 PM
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Vika Gazinskaya

Country: Russia

It’s hard to miss Vika Gazinskaya — she has become an international street style sensation by wearing her own designs. You can catch her during fashion week with a Led Zeppelin shirt peaking out from under a botanical-printed skirt set. In her latest collection, she used the same street vs. high fashion approach by pairing '80s-style slouchy tops studded with oversized wooden diamonds, with pairs of gilded pants and skirts inspired by Peter the Great.

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