ABOUT THE LABEL
At the age of only 23 and as a graduate of the Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design, the Ukrainian Kristina Bobkova founded her eponymous label. She has been part of the Ukrainian Fashion Week since 1998 and has been presenting her ready-to-wear, handmade accessories and shoes in her home country ever since.
BOBKOVA offers its own idea for casual clothes. The designer creates "things that are relevant regardless of time and situation. " The iconic brand items distinguish the Japanese cut discipline. An asymmetrical dress is a rethought men's shirt. The details of Eastern Clothes are used in the two-piece suit’s cut. The brand rethinks gender stereotypes in clothes and produces items that support the desire to declare strength and femininity. The designer pays special attention to technological fabrics, and unusual finishing; as well as customised shoes, handbags, and accessories.
The main thing about Berlin is its residents, who are unlike anyone else – stylish hipsters, retirees, youth, the classic middle class; representatives of all professions and groups, of all ages and social strata, and sexual minorities; an absolutely fashionable, diverse, and beloved audience in my eyes! These people inspire me with one common quality – the freedom of self-expression, freedom of thought, and freedom in their lives. We are very pleased and consider BOBKOVA's participation in Berlin Fashion Week to be very successful for us, and of course, we want to come back again and again! We are infinitely grateful to Berlin Fashion Week, Fashion Council Germany, the Senate of Fashion in Berlin for their support, the German public, and the fashion community in Berlin for recognizing our work and BOBKOVA collections!
ABOUT THE SHOW
Kristiana Bobkova often finds inspiration in nature. While she was guided by the mallow last season, her current collection is a tribute to autumn: "It describes the essence of fall, the season that stands for the harvest," explains the ukrainian native and winner of Berlin Contemporary.
For the third time in a row, Ukrainian designer Kristina Bobkova is presenting her runway collection as part of Berlin Contemporary. For her Fall/Winter 2024/25 collection, her more than 30 looks once again represent the fashionable heart of the brand: Kristina Bobkova's very own idea of "casual wear" and thus designs inspired by Japanese, straight cuts and combined with often flowing, feminine elements. The Ukrainian-born designer's fashion goal: her looks should always be and remain relevant, regardless of time and place.
Kristiana Bobkova often finds inspiration in nature. While she was guided by the mallow last season, her current collection is a tribute to autumn: "It describes the essence of fall, the season that stands for the harvest," explains the designer.
So it was the golden shimmering wheat fields, bursting with apples, plums and pears, decorated fruit trees or vineyards and forests with bushes full of blackberries, raspberries and cranberries. "The collection speaks to maturity in all its facets: A time of ripening and completeness, a time to savor the fruits of one's labor," says the designer.
In keeping with the inspiration and alongside beige, off-white and black tones, deep wine, blackberry, plum and bordeaux nuances dominate the collection. Combined with pumpkin, egg yolk, ochre and eggplant tones. Ukrainian artist and architect Dasha Zima designed a print especially for the F/W 24/25 season, which shows stylized harvest fields and orchards in the Ukraine and now adorns some looks. This season, all materials are either upcycled or - typical of BOBKOVA - of natural origin and range from silk, cotton and wool to cashmere.
The BOBKOVA runway show took place in the NEWEST showspace, the historic Berlin publishing house, the Pressecafé, in Mitte. The defilée was musically accompanied by tracks composed especially for the show by Ukrainian musician Anastasiia Vogan.
All images, brand descriptions and further information are available at the official Berlin Fashion Week MEDIA HUB.