by Ieva Zu

First of all, let’s define what’s Eastern Europe. In this particular case, Eastern Europe is a geopolitical term to describe the East of the European map and new European destinations, former Soviet Bloc countries. Each of them, from the Baltic states in the North to Georgia in the South has to offer some great fashion brands. Today we dedicate a feature to the young, contemporary fashion brands from Eastern Europe that are unique and special in their own ways.

DZHUS

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Country of origin: Ukraine

Year launched: 2010

Category: Conceptual Womenswear

Special feature: 100% Cruelty Free (to animals, people & environment)

 

RCR KHOMENKO 

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Country of origin: Ukraine

Year launched: 2010

Category: Contemporary Casualwear

Special feature: Ecological approach to consumption and production, a combination of vintage and new materials used

 

ANNA K 

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Country of origin: Ukraine

Year launched: 2012

Category: Young Luxury

Special feature: Every girl is a model in Anna K’s girly and fun fashion world

 

THE KNOTTY ONES

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Country of origin: Lithuania

Year launched: 2014

Category: Contemporary knitwear & everyday essentials

Special feature: All knitwear made by local craftswomen in Lithuania

 

MAKARA

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Country of origin: Lithuania & Bali

Year launched: 2014

Category: Surfing and active beach swimwear

Special feature: 70s inspired fashionable surfing and active swimwear for modern mermaids

 

TADAM! 

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Country of origin: Lithuania

Year launched: 2014

Category: Contemporary (food inspired) Jewellery

Special feature: Tadam! luxury ceramic pendants look and smell like real desserts

 

DILIGENT CLOTHES

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Country of origin: Poland

Year launched: 2013

Category: Contemporary Streetwear

Special feature: A combination of luxury streetwear and bold casual pieces

 

CONFASHION

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Country of origin: Poland

Year Launched: 2011

Category: Contemporary womens streetwear

Special feature: Super affordable designer fashion of the highest quality

 

ATELIER KIKALA 

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Country of origin: Georgia

Year Launched: 2012

Category: Contemporary Luxury

Special Feature: Contemporary luxury with futuristic and very artistic elements

 

ZSIGMOND DORA

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Country of origin: Hungary

Year Launched: 2014

Category: Contemporary high-end menswear

Special Feature: Artistic menswear for the age of gender collisions