About The Brand: 

 ANAKOVNA rebels against the repetitive and cliche norms of “cookie cutter” designs in the commercial fashion industry. Anakovna’s designs move playfully and fearlessly from functional fashion to artistic fantasy. The garments are made for independent and individualistic creatives who are not afraid to be rebellious and unusual yet still naturally maintain their elegance. The ANAKOVNA customer does not conform to basic attire for the sake of making conformists feel comfortable. This brand is not for the "proper lady," but is for women who don't follow the cliche of the general "fashion trend" and are not ashamed to be different. ANAKOVNA embraces and embodies unconventionalism in an elegant manner.


About The Designer: 

 Z. Buckson

Buckson pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at a prestigious Art and Design school,  Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island where she majored in apparel design. Buckson graduated in 2014 from RISD showcasing her senior thesis collection, "GEODE". She had her senior fashion show at the Rhode Island Convention Center, in Providence, where her 6-look collection was presented along with her student peers, and was featured in Women’s Wear Daily. ANAKOVNA's name is based on her Ukrainian heritage and the play with Russian naming in patyronmics. After graduation she launched her brand ANAKOVNA in 2015 with her senior thesis designs as her SS 2016 collection. Buckson's success as an emerging designer had been steadily growing since she had been launched. ANAKOVNA had been seen in  British Vogue Heaven Has Heels Magazine. Her work had also been featured in Blogs such as Neo-classique, WWD online and Vogue Minutes. 

 In addition her fashion experience at RISD, she had worked in couture costuming as a Stitcher at the Costume Shop for the ever famous Boston Ballet. She assisted draper in constructing costumes for the world premiere of Nissinen’s Swan Lake ’14 and The Nutcracker ’14 . She Interned with establised design companies such as Yuna Yang and Andrew Warren to gain expirence as a fashion designer.  In 2013 she collaborated with Festival Ballet of Providence, on the ballet “Little Red Riding Hood,” creating the costume for the Bee character. Buckson also designed digital prints as a collaboration with French fashion designer, Camille Jiant. Final designs were featured in a show,  MODE ‘n’ ARTS De’file’ Fashion show at Le Vestiaire Maisons de Mode, in Roubaix, France

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                                                Matthew D. Fichtner