"Jahnkoy" means "new spirit village" on Crimean. Jahnkoy’s work is a decisive return to craft, meaning the very hands that create and define cultures. Siberia-born, the New York-based visual artist Maria Kazakova explores textiles and ancient techniques, and aims to blend the traditional with the contemporary, highlighting the invisible, and reorienting the practice of fashion to the realm of art.
Maria is a graduate from Parsons School of Design with a MFA in Fashion Design & Society, also holds a BFA in Fashion Design from the British Higher school of Art & Design, Moscow and a Graduate Diploma in Fashion from Central Saint Martins, London.
"Maria debuted with "Jahnkoy" collection at New York Fashion Week 2017 and has been shortlisted by LVMH Prize. Also Kazakova was able to secure a collaboration with Puma and resources from Swarovski for her debut collection, quilting second-hand sports t-shirts with embellished fabrics that swaddled the wearer."