Kiev-based label Ksenia Schnaider is a fashion brand built on the power of denim. Pre-loved jeans from Ukraine’s street markets are unpicked and reworked to create high-fashion pieces including denim animal print, boxy denim trench coats, and the infamous demi-demin — denim jeans paired with long denim shorts.
Now the brand is reaching new heights for its F/W 2018 collection, releasing the long-awaited denim fur coat.
Founded in 2011 by Ukrainian fashion designer Ksenia Marchenko and Russian graphic designer Anton Schnaider, Ksenia Schnaider has long drawn inspiration from uniform work clothes to add a rough edge to their otherwise feminine style. But as well as fitting the label’s playful street-style aesthetic, the denim fur coats have another benefit: allowing the brand to reuse and recycle denim off-cuts from other pieces in their collection.