Anna October is the Ukrainian womenswear designer behind her namesake label, known for its dresses that forefront femininity and playfulness. She is part of a cohort of brands who have continued doing business as a war with Russia wages on. October has managed to keep production in Ukraine, employing the same hand-knitters she has for almost a decade.
October founded her brand in 2010, and was shortlisted for the LVMH Prize in 2014. In 2017, Anna October was selected to be part of Mercedes-Benz's “Generation Now, Generation Next'' campaign, which was aimed at highlighting up and coming designers in collusion with its new car. October, who relocated to Paris in the wake of Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, made her Paris Fashion Week debut this year.
Anna October is stocked at retailers including Ssense, Galeries Lafayette and Moda Operandi.