Two months have passed since her forced and sudden arrival in Paris, after having to leave her workshop in Kyiv, Ukraine and flee as she saw the war getting closer than ever. Despite the war the designer had the courage to move forward, help others to do so, and finding more creators willing to join forces.
As part of Bettter.Community platform, Anna October helps fellow designer (and EX-Vogue Ukraine Fashion Director) Julie Pelipas to manage a space for promotion, interaction, and support for Ukrainian designers, artists, photographers, and all kinds of creators who need support whether monetary, through visibility or opportunities. An immediate initiative to meet needs in a situation as urgent as it is unpredictable has proven to be quite effective.
However, the main priority is Anna October, her eponymous brand. Anna maintains a constant contact with her team, working on what will be the next collection produced in Ukraine. The brand hasn't stopped operating and continues to support Ukraine.