Anastasia is an American designer, creating a heritage level Collection one year at a time. Chicago-based fashion designer Anastasia Chatzka was born and raised in Detroit. Those early years spent exploring the expansive Detroit music & art scene helped shape the womenswear designer she is today. Rich colors/prints and textures are woven into the DNA that is recognizably an Anastasia garment. She is most known for her fun flirty dresses and separates - coining the term #soanastasia.
After college and honing her skills with designers like Betsey Johnson & Anna Sui Anastasia decided that it was time to start her own clothing line called: Anastasia. The Anastasia brand consists of fun, feminine, and cutting edge ready-to-wear and custom made designs. Anastasia is truly a lifestyle brand; her collections encompass everything from ball gowns to intimates.
A primary focus of the brand is domestic manufacturing - Made in America. The Collections are currently produced in Chicago with the finest artisans with more then 30 years of cutting & sewing experience. The Anastasia Collection(s) are designed and constructed to endure season after season of enjoyment.
Anastasia has two eponymous boutiques in Chicago. Her Atelier is located in Ukrainian Village and her newest location is in Hyde Park. Anastasia is testing new markets and searching for the next best location to open up an Anastasia boutique. Pop-Up shops are planned for LA & NYC, and the brand is constantly expanding to with long-term plans to have a location in Tokyo & Paris in the next 5 years.
What you didn't know but want to know: How did Anastasia get into fashion? The questions most asked - The Beatles. Anastasia wanted a pair of bellbottoms and could not find them in the 90's. So naturally she made a pair. Her mother took her to the fabric store, showed her how to set up the sewing machines, and she was on her way to discovering the art of fashion.
Anastasia loves music! If she was not going to be a designer she wanted to be a leading women in the rock n roll music industry. A few of her muses are Kim Gordon, Kathleen Hanna and Courtney Love.
The support of local Detroit music venues actually helped give Anastasia her fashion retail experience. Creating garments all week, then setting up racks of clothes at punk rock shows in Detroit and selling to the concertgoers.
Anastasia has a diverse background from college in fine art, textiles, business and fashion.