TTSWTRS capsule collection for the “Tattoo” exhibition at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.

TTSWTRS capsule collection for the “Tattoo” exhibition at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.

TTSWTRS capsule collection for the “Tattoo” exhibition at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. 


TTSWTRS has created a capsule collection for the “Tattoo” exhibition at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition arranged in collaboration with the Jacques Chirac museum in Paris is devoted to the art of tattoo as one of the most ancient body modification practices and 3000 years of history of this phenomenon. This geographically and chronologically large-scale project entails approximately 200 pieces that unfold diverse forms and functions of tattoos and their meaning in today’s culture. 


The theme of the exhibition aligned with the mission and concept of one of the Ukrainian well-known fashion brands, TTSWTRS, which focuses on creating an optical illusion of tattoos on a naked body using clothes. Every piece is created by collaboration with tattoo artists around the world. 


Appreciation of a tattoo as a piece of art and viewing it as an important part of visual culture became a foundation of of the collaboration with the museum. The capsule collection includes three TTSWTRS best selling items in the traditional nude color that imitates skin: mesh bodysuits, silk shawls and hoodies. The tattoo designs on each of the styles were changed for this collaboration. 


“An idea of a tattoo has always inspired me by it’s bravery and freedom of self-expression. That is the energy I strive to translate into my designs. An opportunity to be a part of this projects is huge honor for us! It is also a big responsibility because this exhibition already has a worldwide success and now it’s held at the legendary Pushkin Museum. The phenomenon of a tattoo really does deserve its own exhibition and we are happy to be a part of the project that unpacks such modern deep understanding of this culture.” - says the founder and designer of TTSWTRS Anna Osmekhina. 


The clothes from the collaboration are already being sold in gift shops at The Art Gallery of XIX-XX century Europe and America. 


TTSWTRS (which stands for TATTOOSWEATERS) is  the Kiev-based brand that was created back in 2013 as a creative project of designer Anna Osmekhina, a former costume designer and stylist. Brand already has 10 collections and more than 17 sales outlets in 12 countries, also brand has own factory with experimental department, швейний and polygraphic production. The first collection of TTSWTRS was sold out during only one week in Colette. The brand is available to purchase at the stores of USA, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, UK, Austria, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Italy. The brand DNA — abundance of nude beige, bold nature of tattoos and free spirit that make clothes feel like a second skin. Nina Kravitz, Lena Perminova, Kourtney Kardashian, Sita Abellan, Lisa Owen, Tommy Cash, Ksenia Sobchak and many others wear TTSWTRS. Such magazines as Dazed, Metal Magazine, Vogue, Hunger and Hypebae wrote about the brand.


The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is one of the biggest museums of foreign art in Russia. The museum holds approximately seven hundred thousand art pieces from different historical eras - from Ancient Egypt to the beginning of the XXI century. The Art Gallery of XIX-XX century Europe and America has one of the most impressive pieces of impressionism and post-impressionism from the collection of Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov. 


The “Tattoo” exhibition is being held from March 3rd until September 27th  2020 at the Art Gallery of XIX-XX century Europe and America. 


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Tu, Wed, Sat, Sun: 11am - 8pm

Th, Fri: 11am - 9pm

Mon: closed