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Artfest Kingston Canada Day Weekend

Olga Goncharov:
"Every item in my collection is designed individually.
I design original knitting patterns focusing on modern knit shapes while keeping an eye on details.
I blend different colors of yarn to create a new trendy color combination. I mostly use natural fibers (cotton, bamboo, silk, wool, kid mohair). All this yarns are super soft, light and airy and sure to bring pleasure to anyone who wears it.
Each piece is made with manual knitting machine and finished by hand. I add a crochet element and combine fabric and knitting to give every item a one-of-a-kind look."

I was born in Russia with fashion design in my heart. Since my early childhood I preferred to design clothes for my dolls rather than playing with other children. As an artistic person I could not just buy clothes from a shop and wear it. I modified every piece to create unique clothes for me, my twin-girls, relatives and friends. Later on, working as a computer designer, I tried different style of arts to express myself and produce something people can enjoy. I created jewelry with combination of stones and leather. I painted the famous around the world Russian Wood Dolls, called “Matreshka”. People from different countries ordered my Dolls and jewelry. But my truly dream has always been to open my own fashion studio. I wanted to create something special for us, women because WE deserve it.

After moving to Canada in 2002, I started to work in a small design studio as an assistant. Although I worked for others, I always had my own ideas how to combine glamour and cozy style for modern women.  For 8 years I enjoyed doing the shows and helping women to find there own unique style.
In 2011 my dream became true. I opened my own studio!
I design clothes for modern women who wish to follow the latest fashion trends and prefer to dress each day according to their personality and feelings. My motto is “If you need to choose between comfort and glamour, choose BOTH”.


Posted on June 4, 2013 .