Chicago-based fashion designer Anastasia Chatzka was born and raised in Detroit. Her early years spent exploring the expansive Detroit music & art scene helped shape the womenswear designer that she is today. In fact, her love for the Beatles pushed her to create her very own pair of bellbottoms, and so began her love for the art of fashion. The future support of local Detroit music venues actually helped give Anastasia her fashion retail experience – creating garments during the week, and then setting up racks of clothes at punk rock shows and selling to the concertgoers.
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.
With a primary focus on domestic manufacturing, the collections are currently produced in Chicago by only the finest artisans with more then 30 years of cutting & sewing experience. The Anastasia Collections are designed and constructed to endure season after season of enjoyment. 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.