Lake

Black Sheep

Location

kiev / ukraine

University

Lviv State College of Light Industry

Graduation year

2005

LAKE (earlier known as brand KAMENSKAKONONOVA) is a designer brand of women’s apparel, footwear, accessories, founded by Natalia Kamenska and Olesya Kononova.
Based in Kiev, Ukraine.

LAKE introduced its first collection in 2008, in 2010 the brand launched its first shoe line.
In 2013 the first collection of children's clothing named “ko.ka.ko.” was presented.

In 2012, LAKE brand was titled «Best Women's Clothing Designer» and «Best Accessories Designer» in Ukraine - two prizes of BEST FASHION AWARDS, the Ukrainian Awards in the field of fashion.
In 2013, LAKE again was named «Best Accessories Designer» in Ukraine by BEST FASHION AWARDS 2013.

Brand LAKE was highlighted in the Vogue.it 'Vogue for the Young' section and named Vogue's Choice of the Best Projects.
In September 2013 LAKE became a part of “Vogue Italy” magazine, appearing in its annual edition of “Vogue Talents” among chosen 200 emerging designers from all over the world.

LAKE designers’ style is laconic casual chic. Emphasis on cut and sublime laconic silhouette. Combination of minimalism and complex constructions. Purity, geometry, but with “fluid” lines. Original details and accessories, a lot f hand-made. Reconsideration of classic feminine silhouette. Liberty and lightness.

Natalia Kamenska and Olesya Kononova design for contemporary urban woman with a big-city mind. Not because she indispensably lives in a big city but because she has that type of lifestyle when she travels a lot, has inner freedom and is keen on art, architecture, and history. However despite her active character and the rush of modern world this woman appreciates her inner harmony. She values the essence of things and her own essence primarily. The concord of nature, solitude, asceticism and such attributes of modern world as high-tech architecture and new technologies could be retraced in LAKE design. LAKE is defined by its emphasis on tailoring, craftsmanship and attention to detail. One tailor sews every piece individually from the beginning to the end; artisanal seams and finishes are quite common. Many clothes are unique or produced in limited series. All wear is manufactured in Ukraine. LAKE collections are featured in Vogue.it, Vogue Russia, Vogue Ukraine, Collezioni Italia, Close-Up Italia, Institute magazine, ELLE Russia, ELLE Ukraine, ELLE Polska, Glamour Russia, InStyle Russia, Harper’s Bazaar Ukraine, Marie Claire Ukraine, Cosmopolitan Ukraine.

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