FYODOR GOLAN is a duo combination of passion and opposites. Coming from very different parts of the world, Fyodor (from Latvia) and Golan (from Israel) learned how to explore differences rather than similarities in their design aesthetics, describing their ethos as “Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.”
Golan Frydman graduated from Istituto Marangoni in 2008, while Fyodor Podgorny came to London in 2007 after studying at the distinguished Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.
Before launching their label FYODOR GOLAN in 2010, they worked and accumulated a wide range of skills at Alexander McQueen, Raf Simons, Issey Miyake and Richard Nicoll. They showed their debut A/W11 “Pagan Poetry” collection at Vauxhall Fashion Scout in February, before reaching the Fashion Fringe finals last year.
Through an expressive dialogue, the designers look for purity in shape/form and integrity in texture/detail, using these elements to create their own signature.
On their Fashion Fringe Collection…
“Our S/S12 collection, ‘Flowers of Evil’, was inspired by Charles Baudelaire’s poems and the representation of nature by Vincent Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo. It is about a nymph that lives through a painful metamorphosis, grasping for support from the nature around her; gradually letting it consume her. It is a contrast of mind and physical beauty.”