AMYKARINE is a European luxury designer brand, specialising in unique fashion accessories and finest quality hand-finished scarves. The signature style of the brand is sophisticated fusion of art and fashion, beautiful unique patterns and rich colour palette, timeless collections for Men and Women, which are classical and at the same time chic and modern.
AMYKARINE is run by sisters Amy and Karine Brutijan. Born in Moscow into an honourable family with deep artistic roots, with their father being a well-known writer and grandfathers – a renowned musician and a famous graphic artist, both sisters graduated from the prestigious Lomonosov Moscow State University. Karine obtained MA degree in History and Linguistics, worked as a lecturer in foreign languages, history and culture at Moscow State University. As a guest researcher she travelled to Salzburg University and then did many workshops in graphic, painting and sculpture in Austria, as well as in Russia. Amy gained a Ph.D. degree and Associate Professor Title in Political Science and Sociology and has worked for fifteen years at Lomonosov Moscow State University as an Associate Professor and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Television. In 2013, passionate for art and design and drawn by their inborn creativity and intellectual curiosity, the sisters collaborated in creating their first collection of luxury scarves in London and established AMYKARINE.
From the beginning AMYKARINE has received a lot of attention in the press, with journalists featuring AMYKARINE collections in fashion magazines worldwide. AMYKARINE Collection was first exhibited at Contemporary Art and Design Fair in London and immediately gained many fans among fashion lovers. It participated at LOOKK exhibition and online contest and got to the top 100 designers by an independent public voting. In August 2012 AMYKARINE obtained registration as a European trademark and a new website with an online boutique has been launched. In 2014 AMYKARINE Collection was exhibited in Felicities Designer Showroom in London, receiving great interest among the British press. The Collection was featured in such British magazines as Attire Accessories, MY Fashion, Urban Coco, The Style Lane, My County Wedding, Your Coffee Break and many others. In 2015 AMYKARINE introduced Men Scarves Collection entitled “Don Juan” exclusively made in Italy, which is aimed at a select clientele, who values finest natural fabrics and at the same time is willing to stand out from the crowd. The model French actress Cristina Scagliotti is the face of AMYKARINE advertising campaign.
With the sophisticated fusion of fashion and art, AMYKARINE creations unleash unexpected combinations of colours and unique designs, reflecting undeniable energy. The artworks by AMYKARINE are beyond any national style and speak the language understood everywhere – the language of true beauty, exquisiteness and artistic creativity.
Each article is a Limited Edition piece, ethically manufactured in Como, Italy, and is created as one creates a work of art – hand-painted or hand-drawn down to the tiniest detail, with sensitivity and care.
Read Interviews with Amy and Karine Brutijan here