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.
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.
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.