Getting to know this season’s designers on a more personal level
Ukrainian Designer Kristina Bobkova founded her namesake label in 2000, after she graduated from Kiev National University of Technology and Design. Her intention is to create designs that are made to last and stay relevant regardless of the time and and situation. The results are minimalistic, yet still feminine pieces that show her precision on the art of cutting.
In order to get to know her better, we wanted to know what she loves.
What is your favorite dish?
My favorite dish is broccoli with gorgonzola sauce. I love to cook. My favorite recipe was just recently published by Vogue.ua.
What is your favorite song?
Domenique Dumont Sans Cesse, mon chéri. This song will be opening the BOBKOVA SS 2023 show in Berlin
What is your favorite movie?
“La Belle Époque” (2019). I saw it for the first time at the Grand Opening of the Odessa International Film Festival, and I have watched it many times after that.
What is your favorite book?
Bulgakov “The Master and Margarita”. I love this book. I read it in school and read it many times after that. When I went to art school I even tried to draw sketches and illustrations for it.
What is your favorite exhibition?
This year, the fashion house of Yves Saint Laurent turns 60 years old. I visited the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Paris, saw how he worked, his sketches, models and cabinet, work and interviews of masters from his team. It was so inspiring!
What is your favorite destination?
My house in Ukraine. I have always dreamed of owning my own house and before the war started, my husband and I finally built it. I hope and believe that my family and I will live happily in this house in Kyiv pretty soon.
What is your favorite way to calm down?
Buddhist meditations. I have been practicing these meditations for about five years now and I consider it a very important practice in my life.
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Words by Lea Egerer