The founder of the brand Asya Malbershtein, designer Anastasia Shvachko commented on Life around the first collection of the brand, released without her participation. Earlier, Shvachko spoke about the conflict with business partner Maria Slinkova, which led to the raider seizure of her business.
Almost everything they publish is patterns which were already developed with me in 2016 and 2015. They interpreted something, but these are my models. Small changes - finishing stitch or new fabric. Some models that I did were not included in the collection, apparently, not enough to bring them to mind.
Anastasia Shvachko, designer, founder of Asya Malbershtein
She also noted that she is now “under pressure to withdraw a statement from the police.”
Asya Malbershtein was founded by Schwachko in 2008. A few years later, Slinkova entered the business as a partner. Shvachko was engaged in the creative component of the project, Slinkova took over clerical work and commercial activities.
March 3, Shvachko was removed from the founders of the company, then she was denied access to corporate mail and brand pages on social networks. Production facilities located on the embankment of the Obvodny Canal in St. Petersburg have closed. Equipment and materials were taken to an unknown destination.
On May 3, the first brand collection was launched, created without Shvachko’s participation.