Alla

Grey Sheep

Location

copenhagen / denmark

University

the royal danish academy of fine arts - school of design

Graduation year

2021

Main Manufacturing Countries

denmark

Alla is a sustainable fashion designer-maker born in Ukraine, schooled in Belarus, currently studying Masters Programme in Fashion Design at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.
Alla Sinkevich received Student of the Year Prize and First class BA in Fashion Design from The National College of Art and Design, Ireland. Originally self-taught dressmaker fascinated by traditional craft techniques combined with precise tailoring, Alla creates enduring and contemporary pieces through handcrafted and manipulated textiles and various fabrications. Working with natural materials, such as wool, linen and recycled leather she incorporates hand and nuno-felting, quilting and dyeing processes to create sculptural and figurative clothes and accessories with minimum waste.
The degree collection Existential Nomad won ‘Designer to Watch 2018’ bursary from Brown Thomas and was showcased at the CREATE event in June-July 2018. The collection won Future Makers Award from Design and Crafts Council of Ireland and was a finalist at the Mittelmoda International Fashion Award, Italy. Alla’s collection was featured as One to Watch at The Irish Fashion Innovation Awards 2019 and won The Royal Dublin Society Craft Awards bursary.
Alla’s work takes inspiration from architecture, contemporary art, natural and mundane objects underpinned by archival research and rediscovery of forgotten techniques and fabrications. The work combines contrasting textures and minimalist silhouettes with traditional and modern materials to create one of a kind garments. Studio practice is focused on the development of high-quality enduring pieces and innovative patterns, use of natural local materials and underappreciated handcrafts.

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