Designer Asiya Bareeva’s Moscow-based studio is 30 minutes outside of the center of the city, tucked away in a former factory. The outside of the building is a monstrous Stalin-era creation that looks like a post-apocalyptic ruin. But up a few flights of stairs is a little slice of heaven, the small oasis that functions as Bareeva’s studio. The interior is dotted with piles of rich fabric, brocades and woven rugs, some pieces bought from secondhand bazaars or from Bareeva’s grandmother’s chest. Ceramic tableware made by Bareeva herself dots the space. Here, the designer looks like a royal from another era. She is wearing her hijab, donning her own designs from several seasons ago, including a puffer jacket patchworked from a mélange of pastel and cream silks and squares of brocade.
Bareeva first began designing in 2013 after finishing technical university for textiles. Since then, she’s been known for collections made from secondhand materials sourced from bazaars and her relatives. Read More via Vogue.