“Dressaddict by Artem & Kictor was founded in Kiev, in early 2012, by designer Artem Gryshchenko and victor victorov. The label’s reputation has grown quickly since then. Now dressaddict attracted the attention of fashion people from all over the world.instead of beginning the design process by drawing inspiration from history, or from a particular “theme,” the design partnership behind dressaddict prefers to begin with the fabric itself. Using only high-quality italian textiles – jersey, wool, and other natural fabrics – dressaddict collections unfold as artem and victor explore the characteristics of the cloth, and the possibilities of form and function that they offer.
This focus on the actual material, and how it works with the body, gives the collections a quality of simplicity that evokes a sense of spirituality. “when you wear something simple, it’s easier to see the person,” artem says, “not the bright clothing; not the bright makeup.” victor adds, “people can see more of your personality when you dress something simple and stylish. I guess simplicity is the future of fashion”
Dressaddict means “clothing for people who want to look both stylish and unique at the same time in their everyday life.” these are clothes that are meant to be worn.
It is as if garments are intended to work with the subtle energy of the body, whether at rest or in motion: a man’s top gives the impression of being made of a kind of liquid fabric – rippling horizontally across the torso, it partly emulates the musculature, and partly liberates the wearer from the body. Other garments are more structured: a black dress that hugs the female form; another dress that is more tailored, and more angular; a man’s “pants-skirt” – part coat, part pants, part dress – a kind of warrior armor in luxury italian cloth.
“I don’t think fashion is divided into men’s and women’s clothing,” Victor adds. But it’s not about creating “unisex” clothes either. It’s about simplicity framing the complexity of the wearer. It’s about monochrome letting the color of the individual shine through. And, most of all, it’s about creating elegant clothing that reflects the inner beauty of the wearer.”
-Artem & Victor, dressaddicted.com.ua