Client Photoshoot: Anastasiya Swimwear
Today I wanted to show you some images I recently made for Anastasiya Swimwear.
Nastia, the designer behind the brand, is actually a good friend of mine. We went to college together (if you want to do a degree in fashion as well, read my post “4 Things To Consider Before Pursuing a Degree in Fashion Design“)
Her swimwear brand is designed in the Costa Brava (north of Spain).
Anastasiya Swimwear; Brand’s philosophy
“Anastasiya Swimwear. The swimwear brand that’s inspired by the little paradise of the Costa Brava.
Betting on the craftsmanship and comfort of each of our garments. And continuously searching and making the designs our consumers demand. Ends up making our product more adaptable to every silhouette and taste.
All our garments are made exclusively and handcrafted by professionals.
We have our designs in all different colors. And in a wide variety of prints in different colors and textures. Always offering the best quality of existing fabrics in the market. At a price accessible to the everyone.
Anastasiya Swimwear was born in 2005, offering personalized and tailor-made models. The designer, Anastasiya Stepanenko, decided to share her passion for fashion and the desire to start her own firm that grows every year.”
I don’t think there is anything particularly outstanding about my style. But I do feel that there are key elements of my personal style that give it a very personal mini twist. Of course, a lot of them may have been influenced by my favorite fashion designers as well.
Let me break them down for you;
Clean lines, clean cuts, simple silhouettes, sober colors, neutrals, little to no embellishments, stripes, and dots are the only prints. Less is more, basically.
This is the collection I made and sent them. It was part of the first of two trials to get the job.
Working For a Big Fashion Company
In my last semester of university, I was fortunate enough to get contacted by a human resource member of Stradivarius. Which for those of you who don’t know is one of the many fashion labels of Inditex Group (Zara, Oysho, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Zara Home, Massimo Dutti, Lefties, etc), but of course, you do know.
They told me they were interested in me participating in an internal company project, that is basically talent scouting and if they liked me and I passed the test, I would get a contract for 6 months.
I passed that test and worked there for 6 months.
It wasn’t a lot of time, but it was enough for me to get a real glimpse of what it’s really like working for a big fashion company.
It’s June, it’s almost summer and I’ve got my fashion wishlist summer edition ready.
Barcelona wanted to continue with its usual bipolar weather so I find myself with a turtleneck one day and with a t-shirt the next one. So because I’ve been fantasizing about warmer days, I’ve made a list of things that I want to get for summer.
My personal style would be minimal. I love wearing neutral colors, and black most of all. If I’m feeling a little extravagant my print of choice are stripes. I like clean lines and cuts and I don’t like embellishments at all. Would pretty much sum it up as minimal, monochromatic and masculine. I love giving a masculine twist to everything I wear.
If I had to pick two essential pieces of my wardrobe that would have to be a pair of jeans and a blazer. I love a good tailoring.