Antoniya Ivanova is an award-winning fashion designer based in Berlin. Originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, she initially studied Business Economics before moving to San Francisco and getting her BFA (Honors) in Fashion Design from the Art Institute of California, San Francisco. She then moved to Paris and started working for an Haute Couture fashion house.
In 2011 she made Berlin her home and launched her eponymous label. After a successful few years she launched her second label Chance of Rain focusing on urban cycling fashion. Combining style and functionality through the use of technical fabrics, she created a premium brand that transcended fashion trends and produced sleek timeless pieces for the fashion-conscious urban cyclists.
The label has received numerous prestigious awards among which German Design Award Special 2016 for Excellent Product Design in the category Lifestyle & Fashion from German Design Council, Kultur- & Kreativpiloten Deutschland from German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and Bundespreis Ecodesign nomination from the German Ministry of Environment.
Besides her work as a Creative Director for her labels, Antoniya has been working on costume design and styling projects in the field of Contemporary dance, performance, film and music videos and her work has been shown as part of projects at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Futurium Berlin, Tanzhaus Zürich, Zürich Tanzt festival, Nuit Blanche, Chalon-dans-la-rue festival France, Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts and Platoon Kunsthalle Berlin among others.