ZANKOV SS23 Collection was very much inspired by Henry’s Jewish Ukrainian Heritage, an observation of Ukrainian Jewish artists such as Louise Nevelson, Malevich, Sonia Delauney and Aleksei Kruchenykh.
Each collection builds upon the brand’s visual language and this season in particular draws on a profound love and curiosity of art collectors, Aimé and Marguerite Maeght, founders of La Fondation Maeght and their collection; as well, artists George Braque, Miro, Chagall and Calder. This led to the brand’s unique collaboration with French painter Philippine de Richemont.
The collaboration focuses on gestural, organic full body motifs of the human non gender form which are so inherent in Philippines’ body of work, executed in lightweight yet compact crêpe intarsias in culotte shorts, oversized pullovers, floor length maxi-dresses and transparent tissue weight ribs. Crisp poplin shirting is hand-embroidered, adding texture to Philipine’s motifs.
Zankov SS23 collcection showed bold color blocks in brushed alpaca and mercerized cotton inspired by Malevich, alongside bias transparent mesh stripes, bouclé ginghams, compact vertical textured stripes and off set constructivist checkerboard digital prints are all executed in relaxed easy silhouettes.
Yarns & techniques:
Hi-Twist cotton crêpes
Digital Printed ribs
Compact double knit intarsias
Bias knit mesh stripes
Digital light weight jacquards
Hand knit embroidered wool