The founder of the
London-based CLON8 brand is a Kazakhstan-born, half-Greek, half-Russian fashion
designer and craftswoman.
Hailing from a long line of tailors and craftsmen, she began tailoring
at a very young age. Her international pedigree has infused her work with cultural influences from
Central Asia through the Adriatic via Russia.
She spent several
years working in Greece and Britain for a number of high concept fashion brands
before launching CLON8 in 2012.
designs and pattern-cuts every garment hersef, making each piece of her
collection unique through texture, design and creative cutting. She forges an
intriguing bond between urban and modern with a unique combination of luxury
quality and sensuality.
What she says
“CLON8’s spirit lies in the mysterious ease of the silhouettes that
comprise its pieces. It aims to
blur the line between genders, the avant-garde, ready to wear and conceptions
of the norm.”
Chilkova’s dresses evoke a yearning for discovery and shine with fresh
Watch the video
Image and video credits: Designer portrait by Lefteris Primos. CLON8 video directed and edited by Lee
McKarkiel. Actor/Model: Margaux Hollevout. Music: Doubting Thomas
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