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Best of the Week: British Vogue, Model for Green Living and Inside the Fashion Industry

This week in the fashion news I’ve discovered some really interesting and...


THe future of retail

FarfetchOS Conference in London: The Future of Retail

Farfetch.com – one of the Multi-channel retail leaders in the world has...


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...


AYSINA FW 17-18, Ukrainian Fashion Week, Photo credit ©Ukrainian Fashion Week

TOP 10 Looks at Ukrainian Fashion Week FW 17-18

The 20th anniversary of Ukrainian Fashion Week FW 17-18 in Kiev just marked a...


Kim Kardashian Wearing Vetemens x SVMoscow Hoodie, Photo by @SV Moscow ©nstagram

Kim is wearing it, Kendal is wearing it - everyone is wearing Eastern Europe

2017 started with at least three major fashion (and not) celebrities wearing...


Greenery

Greenery on Fashion Bloc: Pantone Colour of the Year

Say Goodbye to the Rose Quartz people, that pale rose full of romance, the...


The Knotty Ones sustainable knitwear

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...


DHL t-shirt vetements cover Instagram

5 facts about Demna Gvasalia that only post-Soviet kids will understand

Born in 1981 in Soviet Georgia, Vetements designer and Balenciaga’s Art...


Business of Fashion Top 9 Fashion Quotes

Top 9 Fashion Quotes from BoF Voices

It’s almost the end of the year. The last month of the year started with a...


Romanian Top Model

Hello Romania: Flesh and Glitter at Bucharest Fashion Week

Bucharest Fashion Week must be the last fashion week on the calendar for SS17,...


The Future of Fashion by Li Edelkoort

On Wednesday we introduced a fashion icon Reda Mickeviciute, a Lithuanian...


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...


Sayya collection at Dnepr Fashion Weekend

Top Ukrainian Designers from Dnepr Fashion Weekend

Last month I travelled to Ukraine to explore Eastern European fashion (you can...


Behind the scenes of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia (Photos)

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia is an exciting fashion extravaganza every...


Overview: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia SS17

By Evgeniya Ratnikova and Ieva Zu Once a regional Fashion Week, today...


Zsigmond Dora Menswear at MBFW Central Europe

FASHION BLOC TOP 3: MERCEDES-BENZ FW CENTRAL EUROPE

by Viktorija Martinenaite If we look at the emerging fashion scene in Central...


AN OPEN LETTER TO THE H&M CEO KARL-JOHAN PERSSON

by Ieva Zu This letter was originally sent in support of the ‘H&M: End...


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...


VERY YOUNG AND VERY TALENTED: MEET ANNA K

by Viktorija Martinenaite Young and beautiful. Ukrainian fashion...


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...


WHY MADE IN EUROPE IS A NEW LUXURY?

by Ieva Zu Waking up to the news of the British referendum last Friday, I felt...


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

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


AS SEEN ON THE GUARDIAN

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


A NO-BRAINER EU REFERENDUM VOTING GUIDE TO A BRITISH FASHIONISTA

By Ieva Zu, Founder of Fashionbloc.co.uk Politics, sometimes, may seem not...


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:...


FASHION BLOC ON BBC2: WATCH NOW

by Ieva Zu On 23ed of this month, Britain will vote in a referendum popularly...


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...


FIVE MINUTES WITH AGNIJA GRIGULE

Text: Viktorija Martinenaite After joining the fashion blogging industry in...


TOP FASHION MODELS FROM EASTERN EUROPE

With fashion weeks travelling around the world this and next month and London...


YOUNG GEORGIAN MODELS PRAISED BY VOGUE

There was quite a lot of great fashion and beauty, of course, going on...


HERVE LEGER LOVES TBILISI FASHION

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


POLISH FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER REDISCOVERS HERSELF IN LONDON

With the referendum for Britain to exit the European Union approaching, UK media...


JULIA JANUS: A WOMAN WHO DECIDED TO BE HAPPY

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


FASHION REVOLUTION: WHO MADE YOUR CLOTHES?

by Ieva Zu #Whomademyclothes? 18-24 April the initiative called Fashion...


AT 32 I PRETEND TO BE A MODEL

y Ieva Zu At 32, I am not a fashion model (although tried my best). Playing...


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...


6 FASHION MISTAKES THAT YOU MUST AVOID

There are times when even the best dresser would forget to take care of certain...


ULYANA SERGEENKO HAUTE COUTURE SS16: WHEN PARIS MEETS RUSSIA

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


OFF THE CATWALK: MEET JULIJA STEP, A FASHION MODEL AND FOODIE IN ONE

By Viktorija Martinenaite Julija, a Lithuanian-born beauty, began her career as...


SPECIAL PROJECT: UKRAINIAN DESIGNERS HELPING ORPHAN CHILDREN

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


HOW VIKE BECAME A LEADING FASHION MANUFACTURER

Since the early days of her childhood Lithuanian Viktorija Ceplike recall...


INSPIRATION: TOP FASHION MODELS HUMANITARIANS

If you are good with Eastern European names, you can always spot Eastern...


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...


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,...


FASHION BLOC TALKS FASHION WITH AMAZON CTO WERNER VOGELS

What do you get when you put on a dress, a lipstick, and cycle to the afterwork...


HOW TO FIND EASTERN EUROPE ON A FASHION MAP

by Ieva Zu I have started my collaboration with The Huffington Post today. I...


FEMALE POWER: FASHION BLOC HELPING AFRICAN WOMEN

by Ieva Zu The Fashion Bloc poster on the left is not an ordinary commercial....


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....


WHAT IS IT ACTUALLY LIKE TO RUN A START-UP AND A BABY?

by Ieva Zu If I was featured on ‘Stylist’ column Work/Life this is how it...