Founded in 2011, independent unisex label Ksenia Schnaider is the shared passion of Ukrainian designer Ksenia Marchenko and Russian graphic designer Anton Schnaider. It has a strong Scandinavian aesthetic – clothes streamlined to have both form and function. Engineered to last through seasons and years, the clothes are consciously designed to be timeless and match with their past collections.
Further developing their previous collection’s theme of camouflage, the European designers have broadened their horizons and idea of defence. Their most recently launched Spring/Summer 2014 collection is titled ‘Protection’, drawing inspiration from practical utilitarian clothing. Clergy dress collars, work tunics, durable coarse cloth and astronaut suits surface as details incorporated into their collection.
With a simple black and white camouflage print designed by Schnaider, separates such as skirts, pants and sweaters can be mixed and matched to your heart’s content. Plain and unembellished, the designers place more emphasis on the form and silhouette – tops are tucked into full skirts, while slim-cut jumpsuits and dresses are paired with square necklines. They are for individuals who have a strong sense of purpose and identity; who experience a sense of liberation in wearing a uniform. Indeed the clothes are undoubtedly simple and straight forward, but the wearability of Ksenia Schnaider stands against the fast-moving nature of trends – a form of protection in itself.
This article was originally written for XXY Magazine under their ‘XXY Presents…” series
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This is what I wrote literally a few minutes ago on amazon.com: “Terribly disappointed. Zero editorial value. As much as I would like to believe Alexa has brains, this book shows little of it.”
I believe my three sentence review aptly sums up my thoughts on Alexa Chung’s first book, but I feel like I owe a reason to two groups of people: those planning to buy the book and those who bought the book and loved it (to each their own…)
Even if one chooses to ignore the forensic and ballistic evidence, the study of events in the lead up to Kennedy’s assassination alone by most conspiracy theorists point to the government, Cuba and the mafia as the conspirators, and not the work of one man. Significant events prior to the assassination in 1963 are the basis on which these theories are built upon, most of which seemed to have been ignored in the Warren Commission’s investigation.
The following conspiracy theories covered here are those with very strong plausible reasoning, but is not an exhaustive list of all the theories. To conclude that gunman Lee Harvey Oswald acted on his own accord and shot President Kennedy with no motive disregards significant events in American history prior to the assassination, and Kennedy’s complex relationships with those around him.