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Karen Harries and Sam Jones

Harries & Jones: Redefining Fashion Business

Fashion system is constantly shifting to the more consumer-focused fashion...


Dear Freedom SS17

Dear Freedom SS17: Femininity meets Childhood

Summer is around the corner, or at least we hope so. While still waiting, we can...


MACH&MACH at MBFW Russia AW17

The Fashion Week is not Over: MBFW Russia

By Viktorija Martinenaite and Ieva Zu When you thought that Fashion month has...


Natasha Zinko AW17 at London Fashion Week, Fashion Bloc photo

How did Ukrainian designer Natasha Zinko become an epicentre of LFW?

by Ieva Zu It was in 2015 that I first met Natasha Zinko and her amazing CEO...


Polish Exhibition at IFS17

Top Picks at International Fashion Showcase LFW 2017

London is home to international designers; this is obvious with the ever growing...


Natasha Zinko AW2017 at London Fashion Week

What is it actually like at London Fashion Week?

Just one day to go before London Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2017 is over. And...


D.Efect SS17

Spring in the Baltics: In Search of National Identity by D.Efect

Patriotic chants and colourful images of the last decade are popular views in...


VIDEO SERIES: 5 Steps to a Perfect Shoe by Dots Dash

Ever wondered what is it like to create a product that everyone else will enjoy...


VIDEO SERIES: Statkevicius SS17 when Folk gets Controversial

Juozas Statkevicius SS17 © Youtube Lithuanian fashion designer Juozas...


Dots Dash Designers

Meet the Designer: Dots Dash is Changing the Way We Shop Designer Footwear

Dovile Sertvytyte is a Lithuanian based in Spain who brought a new meaning to...


The Knotty Ones

NEW YEAR WISHES: May you have peace and stop bullshitting for once

Hooray – it’s 2017! Time for a change, new hopes, new goals… or is it? It...


Robert Kalinkin: What Does It Take to be an Independent Fashion Designer

Robert Kalinkin is a designer brand you might have seen in one of those artsy...


Lithuanian Designer Breaks Size and Age Stereotypes

I wear Size UK 8, I’m 32-years-old, I am 5’5 tall, I have a 20-month-old...


Vika Smolyanitskaya, Photo credit @Instagram

Gosha who? Russian Fashion Designers that are actually popular in Russia

London, Paris and New York might still be crazy about Gosha Rubchinskiy, but he...


ID workshop cover

IDWORKSHOP: TOGETHER IN LIFE AND WORK

IDworkshop is a very young Lithuanian accessories brand founded in 2016. A team...


THE OVERESTIMATION OF A FASHION WEEK

by Ieva Zu Have you seen the Givenchy SS16 show at New York Fashion Week on...


SUCCESS STORIES: HOW LITHUANIAN DESIGNER CONQUERS EUROPE

A Contemporary fashion brand D.Efect and their Creative Director Egle Ziemyte...


WE ARE IN LOVE WITH THIS BOLD AND AMBITIOUS POLISH DESIGNER DUO

Meet Diligent Clothes – a team of two ambitious and super creative modern...


BEHIND THE SCENES OF D.EFECT SS17: INFUSED WITH POST-SOVIET FREEDOM

We are not trying to hide that we have a major crush on the Lithuanian...


DEAR FREEDOM, I HOPE THIS LETTER FINDS YOU WELL

Dear Freedom, I hope this letter finds you in good health. I hope you’re...


THE KNOTTY ONES: DELIBERATELY THROWING AWAY THE FAST-FASHION MODEL

Established in 2014 The Knotty Ones (pun intended) is a Lithuanian designer...


THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: WHY ROBERT KALINKIN IS 100% TRANSPARENT?

Robert Kalinkin is one of the first Lithuanian designer brands that have been...


FASHION BLOC VISITS LITHUANIA: EXCLUSIVE FROM LAURA DAILI SS17

By Laura Gedvilaite and Ieva Zu On a sunny afternoon last Thursday, Lithuanian...


AS SEEN ON THE GUARDIAN

by Ieva Zu I wrote about ‘Eastern Bloc’ aesthetics (or, more accurately,...


ROMANIAN DESIGNER FLORE DIANA: MADE IN TRANSYLVANIA

Meet Diana Flore, one of the designers that put Romania on a fashion map, it is...


A DANGEROUS WORLD OF GOSHA RUBCHINSKIY

by Ieva Zu Without a question, a 32-year-old Gosha Rubchinskiy (гоша...


JEWELLERY THAT SMELLS LIKE CHOCOLATE? TADAM!

Meet our very good friends from Lithuania – Tadam! Jewellery. A unique...


IRINA DZHUS: I CREATE FOR INTELLIGENT AND CONSCIOUS PEOPLE

Fashion Bloc: What is your name, how old are you and where are you based? Dzhus:...


THREE LITHUANIAN RTW DESIGNERS TO KNOW

by Viktorija Martinenaite Many people around the world admire Lithuanian...


KAZAUKA: AN ENGINEER-TURNED-DESIGNER

Unique designer fashion made in Europe – this is what all of the designers...


HOW I MISSED FASHION BLOC WAS ON VOGUE.COM

by Ieva Zu I am proud to say that we are the only content driven highly curated...


HERVE LEGER LOVES TBILISI FASHION

Mercedes-Benz Tbilisi Fashion Week has just ended with international media and...


JULIA JANUS: A WOMAN WHO DECIDED TO BE HAPPY

by Ieva Zu I remember meeting Lithuanian fashion designer Julija briefly over...


NEW FASHION HYPE: WHAT IS EASTERN BLOC AESTHETICS?

by Ieva Zu ‘Fashion comes from Eastern Europe’ – the newest trend that...


LAURA THEISS: KNITTED FASHION REIMAGINED

Text: Viktorija Martinenaite Meet Laura Theis, a Lithuanian-born designer who...


TOP 5 DESIGNERS FROM LITHUANIAN FASHION WEEKEND

Text: Laura Gedvilaite The annual Lithuanian fashion festival “Fashion...


MAISON MARGIELA AND THE EASTERN BLOC AESTHETICS

by Ieva Zu Recently I read a nicely written fashion review on The Guardian of...


MY FASHION PICKS AT INTERNATIONAL FASHION SHOWCASE

by Ieva Zu This year International Fashion Showcase (IFS) at London Fashion...


INTERNATIONAL FASHION AT LONDON FASHION WEEK

London Fashion Week will be welcoming its 5th season of International Fashion...


ULYANA SERGEENKO HAUTE COUTURE SS16: WHEN PARIS MEETS RUSSIA

Kazakhstan-born, Russian-based couturier and street-style star Ulyana Sergeenko...


SPECIAL PROJECT: UKRAINIAN DESIGNERS HELPING ORPHAN CHILDREN

Anton Belinskiy, one of the pioneering contemporary Ukrainian designers, is on...


HAUTE COUTURE DESIGNERS BEYOND CHANEL: FROM SYRIA TO KAZAKHSTAN

French Christian Dior, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier; Italian Schiaparelli,...


MAKARA GIRL GERDA: A MERMAID WITH LEGS

Meet Gerda, a 26-year-old business owner/designer of the Bond’esque like...


FASHION BLOC EDIT: BEST OF BELGRADE FASHION WEEK

Do you know any Serbian fashion designers? Yes you do! Roksanda Ilincic is a...


10 EASTERN EUROPEAN DESIGNERS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

Fashion is an ever-changing game with new players coming in, old players leaving...


POLISH FASHION WEEK: TOP 6 BY FASHION BLOC IN PHOTOS

Łódź (yes, that is exactly how it’s spelled) is the third largest city in...


FASHION REVIEW: SOUTHERN EASTERN EUROPE IS DOING IT RIGHT

by Ieva Zu When I started my research of Eastern European fashion industry over...


PRIVATE FASHION BLOC LAUNCH WAS ACE! (PHOTOS)

Last Friday (23 October) Kaizo Hair studio in Shoreditch opened their door to...


THIS IS NOT A PRESS RELEASE

by Ieva Zu This is not going to be an ordinary press release; potentially...


Designer Ramune Piekautaite

RAMUNE PIEKAUTAITE: ICONIC LITHUANIAN DESIGNER

Ramune Piekautaite is one of the best known designers in Lithuania. Her own...


TOP 5 FROM LONDON FASHION WEEK

It’s over – fashion crowd left for another city. London is fashion week no...


MERCEDES-BENZ PRAGUE FW: FASHION BLOC TOP 3 IN PICTURES

Some Fashion Weeks around Europe take place even before the major four (NY,...


STREET STYLE AT KIEV FASHION DAYS

It has been a while since I praised Ukrainian fashion. This is the time of the...


DESIGNER TO WATCH: ELOSHI

Text: Mariam Bezhuashvili @FashionGalactic Georgian based fashion designer, Lela...


FASHION MAPPING: BLOSSOMING GEORGIA

Georgia is a transcontinental country based on the verge of Europe and Asia....