Compulsion, indeed, obsession for fashion design, is hardly something one expects to come out of seeing Disney's Snow White, but for 3-year-old Anna Kosturova, that's exactly what happened. The character's vibrant costume made a profound visual impact on her. Always preferring real-life proportions to dolls, Anna grew up endlessly playing dress-up in front of the mirror and subsequently getting her aunt to make the "latest" fashion inventions.
As it often happens, natural instincts were overwritten by the realities of the education system, and instead of pursuing arts, Anna earned a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in textile technology. It took a few years to recognize her flair for art and fashion and to pursue it professionally. She refers to this radical change in her life as "a personal liberation... a process of decoding my DNA to claim my own happiness."
Anna believes in the Aquatic Theory of Man's origin because it perfectly explains her unusual love of water and fascination with sea life. Designing swimwear and resort wear is just a "full circle" thing for her - a perfect culmination where everything that she loves comes together. Beauty is what she is addicted to and beauty is what she wants to create.
ABOUT THE COLLECTION...
Surrounded by the breath-taking ocean in her Vancouver, Canada studio, Anna Kosturova designs her innovative, vintage-inspired pieces that are known for their effortless, bohemian aesthetic, and compliment the gypsy jet-setter lifestyle.
Anna prides herself on making high-quality, sustainable, crochet and silk tie-dye collections. All our pieces are handmade and are produced overseas by generational artisan families which is why her designs are definitely not fast, disposable fashion, but something to be kept in a modern heirloom way, like works of art you collect over the years.
Anna finds inspiration in vintage fashion, nature and architecture found through her worldly travels and with a background in textile technology she pushes herself to recreate textures, silhouettes and patterns found within these amazing sources.
Whether you’re hitting the beach to sun tan in the sand, strutting the streets of New York or saying “I do” at your sea-side wedding, Anna Kosturova always has the free-spirit in mind when designing her very versatile pieces.
She creates carefree pieces that will make you stand out in the crowd or be the subtle siren, you get to choose, but either way you’ll be sure to turn heads and receive compliments time and time again!
Today will be different….Anna Kosturova