UP AND COMING CHICAGO DESIGNER- ANDREI SAVTCHENKO FOR DORSIA
by Kate Van Raden
Here are afew articles and videos regarding the blazing career of young and sexy Chicago designer, Andrei Savtchenko. Originally from Ukraine, this “fresh face ” to the fashion industry, blends current fashion with his own sharp eye for European chic. The result: a well-tailored line of simple designs, yet edgy cuts, crafted in gorgeous first grade fabrics that drape over any man to make him a better version of himself. Mr. Savtchenko obviously knows how to dress… from his impeccable button downs, perfect fit jeans and stylish frames, to the occasional sleek black on black suit…this man represents himself and his clients as young, cutting edge and high class…and he never misses his mark. For more about the designer, check out the articles below and see his styles from this seasons runway show in the video sponsored no youtube
At Fashion Focus: Gen Art’s Fresh Faces in Fashion
Posted by Heather Kenny on Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 4:56 PM
Once again, Fresh Faces in Fashion was the most well-attended of the Fashion Focus shows. Cutbacks this year were obvious at the cocktail- and food-free “reception,” as well as on the runway—there were fewer high-quality materials and embellishments than in previous years. But hey, even luxury fashion designers and brands are feeling the pinch.
Standouts included JLee Silver’s collection, particularly the dresses. I liked a fitted brown sheath dress that betrayed the slightest bit of a red hem or underskirt and a chic little shift in a blue and black tie-dye-like print. The PR says the spring collection was inspired by “the beaches of the Hamptons and the dune grass at sunset.” I could see it being worn by someone who’s done very well for herself yet insists on continuing to reference an imagined bohemian past. She might be kind of annoying, but you have to admit she has style.
- Billy Rood Photography
- JLee Silver
A blue cocktail dress featuring wild ruffles and whorls from Red Doll by Tatyana would be just the thing to break up the tedium of tasteful LBDs and glasses of white wine.
- Billy Rood Photography
- Red Doll by Tatyana
I always feel kind of bad for the men’s designers at these shows. It’s probably harder for men’s designers in general to really make an impression: if they get too creative, men—especially American men—won’t want to wear the stuff. If they play it safe, the differences come down to the detail, which can be hard to see on the runway. Andrei Savtchenko, the designer of menswear line Dorsia, went the subtle route. The PR says he’s always been very particular about fit. The line stayed pretty low-key—button-downs, a bright blue cardigan, a leather jacket with jeans.
- Billy Rood Photography
Gen Art’s 7th Annual Fresh Faces in Fashion Event
Oh So Fresh…
Recommended by Michael Laungani
- Saturday, Oct 24th | 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Saturday, Oct 24th | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Millennium Park
55 N Michigan Ave, Downtown
Tel: 312-742-1168 312-742-1168 312-742-1168
Insider Info: Nine designers will be featured this year: three accessory designers, five womenswear designers, and for the first time, a Chicago menswear designer, Dorsia, one of my new favorites! Dorsia was started by Andrei Savtchenko, a Ukrainian designer that worked as a painter and model prior to his clothing design career. This is a very popular event in Chicago’s art and fashion scene and will be the Saturday ticket of the night! Look for a large professional outdoor tent set-up at the Chase Promenade North (201 East Randolph St.)
We’re getting to know this year’s crop of Fresh Faces in Fashion designers.
By Kevin Aeh. Photographs by Mireya Acierto.
Andrei Savtchenko, Dorsia
What’s the story behind your line?
The name Dorsia means daughter in Ukrainian, without the letter r. I’d describe this men’s collection as a bold balance of practical and sleek. I’ve been designing for over four years and I love my work. My grandmother was a tailor and I grew up around it. I’ve traveled all throughout Europe as a kid and have been exposed to different fashion markets my whole life. I moved to the States from the Ukraine in 1997 and, since then, have spent most of my time in Chicago. I’ve always designed on the side and after living in New York for two years I finally put my ideas to life and created a men’s line.
What can we expect at the show?
Cool pieces! Dorsia is versatile, and I’ve put together casual looks, such as a fitted nylon motorcycle jacket paired with a pair of cool cargoes. And I also have more fashion-forward looks, such as a tuxedo blazer with matching shorts, both with gold python satin lining…for your typical Chicago guy. Dorsia is all about the fit, which I put a lot of emphasis on. I’ve owned a good share of crazy-fitting shirts, but that’s in the past.
What inspires you?
I always get inspired by what I have to do next and where that might lead me.