The Hard Vintage collection by CHERESHNIVSKA draws its inspiration from 2 aspects of Soviet life: widespread home tailoring and the impact of the bloated war industry on industrial design and fashion in particular.
Designed by our resident artist and creative director Anastasiya Rozova (Belarus).
Made from new old stock Soviet fabrics from the 1970s-1980s. The main materials are wool, cotton and genuine military parachute silk. Other parts of the parachutes like bands and ribbons are used for belts and details.
We dyed everything by hand, giving the fabrics a modern look. The main colors are a combination of gray, blue and pine green. Together with patch pockets, belts and buckles they gave the pieces an air force uniform vibe.
In addition, this collection is zero waste. Textile artist Tereza Barabash created a series of lightweight hand woven fabrics from the pieces that would otherwise end up unused.
Each item is made to order by a single tailor in our workshop in Lviv, Ukraine.