Their "Liquid Smoke" collection is filled with gorgeous dresses and easy separates.London-based womenswear brand Xsenia & Olya, began through the friendship of two aspiring graduates from the prestigious Central St Martins – Xsenia Runa and Olya Shishkina. They established the label and launched with their SS12 collection ‘Staircase Wit’ at London, Paris & Vancouver fashion weeks. Following this eye-catching debut, they returned to London, Paris & Vancouver with their appropriately named “Digital Knit” collection.
Always focusing on luxury and quality, Xsenia & Olya balance a layer of fantasy in their aesthetic that is innately female but acutely powerful using a mixture of sheer feminine fabrics. The combination of sophisticated ‘zero-waste’ pattern cutting techniques and bold digital print gives form to powerful and sensually provocative shapes that embrace the body in effortless complexity.
Both designers share a rich portfolio of experience benefiting from their time spent at renowned fashion houses including Giles Deacon, Erdem, Agatha Louise de la Prada, Michiko Koshino, Mary Katranzou and David Koma.