Natallia Pilipenka in the MUUSE

It’s not hard to follow FIT fashion design grad Natallia Pilipenka.  She’s always making news. While at FIT Pilipenka’s final thesis project “Confusion,” was featured as a cover story in Women’s Wear Daily.  Her most recent work is featured in MUUSE, an online showcase for the works of top design school graduates internationally. They show the original pieces from designer workshops.  Pilipenka’s latest collection, Children of the Dark, appears on the MUUSE website with five pieces in the online store.

from Natallia Pilipenka's Children of the Dark collection featured in MUUSE

Five of Pilipenka’s designs appear MUUSE, an online platform.

Natallia Pilipenka’s design featured in MUUSE

Upon graduation from FIT in 2007, Pilipenka received the school’s Critique Award for her work “Current Scene,” as well as a Cotton, Inc. design award. She was also a semi-finalist in the CosmoGIRL! Born to Lead design competition.

Natallia Pilipenka’s design featured in MUUSE

Based in Copenhagen, MUUSE represents designers internationally from top design schools.  “There is chance for wide exposure — MUUSE ships to the UK, Europe, and the US — and to sell pieces on their online store without financial risk to the designer.  There is no need to put money in the collection production.  MUUSE works with renowned tailors to reproduce the pieces after the online order has been placed.”

Natallia Pilipenka's design featured in MUUSE

“It certainly has been a wonderful opportunity and a great experience to become one of the MUUSE selected designers,” says Pilipenka who was the first FIT grad selected by MUUSE. “I hope there will be many more from FIT,” she says.


photos by Jordan Doner


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