While choosing gifts for women sometimes one wants to stay away from the well-known trivial options. To add originality to them you can choose one of the trendy ‘made in Ukraine’ variants that you can find in Kiev. However, if you prefer to stick to the classics, Ukrainian capital has also a lot to offer for choosing a perfect gift.
For the first time Ukrainian fashion has declared itself in the capital of avant-garde fashion so loudly. 8 young but already well-known in Ukraine and abroad designers presented their brands and the country during London Fashion Week.
Paris, New York, Milan and London are the world fashion ‘meccas’. Kiev does not lay up the claim to stand on the same scale. However, Ukrainian capital can be considered the one taking a leading position in the Eastern European fashion world with its huge and loud Ukrainian Fashion Week.
Ukraine is a multicultural country, but still the most common languages here are Ukrainian and Russian. However, a niche for other languages is mostly represented with foreign literature. You just need to know where to look for it.
American Vogue has published a list of the best shopping outlets in Kiev, which was prepared by well-known Ukrainian model Nadia Shapoval. The same article states that Kiev “might be one of the coolest places for shopping in Europe."
Art and interior designer Lidiya Pfayfer founded Blood & Honey brand in autumn of 2014. A mini-collection of fur scarves in unusual bright colors became her debut in the fashion world. By the way, this collection was sold out in a couple of days.
In 2009 Alina Malyushkina was the editor of “Afisha” (Billposter) magazine where she had been writing about the new clothing shops for several years. But at that time the good stores were uncommon. Just then Alina decided to create her own store. Today “The One” concept store is a very famous shopping point in Kyiv.
Ksenia Schnaider brand is well-known in Ukraine nowadays and is created by a young couple Ksenia and Anton. The designers participate in all modern fashion shows in the country and also are getting famous abroad.
Passage has been always a special place for VIP guests of the city and for those who live in the capital. It is both a street and a house that consists of the two buildings located opposite each other and connected by passageways.
The idea to create Oberig (protective amulet) jewelry brand with ethnic roots and sacred meaning came to Tatiana Kondratyuk about 5 years ago at a formal reception in Canada. According to the dress code everyone had to be dressed in black as well as had to wear accessories symbolizing the national traditions of the countries represented by the guests.
A pioneer of post-Soviet Era of Real Estate market in Ukraine, Terry Pickard founded his company way back in 1992. During those 25 years, Pickard Real Estate & Asset Services has opened a line of specialized divisions, offering services in brokerage, leasing, and property management. Sure enough, Mr. Pickard faced multiple challenges of opening and sustaining business in a foreign country, yet he managed not only to overcome those, but find one more passion in his life. By founding The Connoisseur Club, Terry Pickard gathered fans of exquisite fine dining, who review various cuisine restaurants in Kyiv. Now he shares his challenges and achivements while living in Ukraine as well as his expectations about the future.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations expects the world population to reach 10 billion people by 2050, which will boost demand for food. Can Ukraine leap at the chance and become a key player in the food market? What windows of opportunity are open today? Vladyslava Rutytska, a member of National Reform Council, vicepresident of SigmaBleyzer and AgroGeneration, has shared her views on these and other topical agribusiness issues with us.