Xsenia & Olya
Xsenia Runa and Olya Shishkina met at Central St Martins. Their consequent collaboration, with its trademark emphasis on striking digital prints and geometrical forms, is hailed as one of today's most exciting emerging womenswear brands.
Xsenia & Olya share a rich portfolio of experience benefiting from their time spent at renowned fashion houses including Giles Deacon, Erdem, Agatha Louise de la Prada, Michiko Koshino, Frost French, Mary Katranzou and David Koma.
Xsenia Runa has regularly participated in both Moscow Fashion Week and Russian Fashion Week since 2005. Her trademark "Classic Avant-Garde" style catapulted onto the Moscow fashion and celebrity scene when Russian television presenter, Anfisa Chehova wore Runa’s signature dresses on Russian MTV and at other social events.
Olya Shishkina's BA collection featured at the Central St Martins Press Show and was shown at London’s Alternative Fashion Week in 2011 which was highly acclaimed by the critics. Prior to starting BA Womenswear at CSM she studied fashion, art and design for 5 years in Moscow where she won numerous awards for her creations.
Olya launched her own label Olya Shishkina in 2010 with a collection of leather jackets which are currently stocked by boutiques in Russia, Spain, Canada and the UK. From 2001 Olya also ran her own atelier ‘SHI’ in Moscow for ten years, a collaboration with her twin sister.