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.
It is the first outlet shopping center in Ukraine architecturally designed in the old North European city style. Manufacture is located close to Kyiv. You can find last season collections of the world famous brands at permanent discounts from 30% and up to 70%.
Weird Bird, young Ukrainian lingerie brand, stands out for its high quality products as well as service. It was created in 2013 by two young ladies from Lugansk city. Daria Sushchenko and Ekaterina Lagutina met in the University where Ekaterina was teaching and Daria was her student.
Italian designer Paolo Coia creates unique things that perfectly unite aesthetic and practical functions. His works, including modernized electronic version of traditional Ukrainian instrument – bandura, look like they have just arrived from the future with help of a time machine. In our interview Paolo has told about his sources of inspirations, upcoming projects and experience of visiting and working in Ukraine.
On June 7, 2018 in Cherkassy the Institute of Plants’ Health was solemnly opened. It is the first private research institute in Ukraine, into creation of which Ukravit group of companies invested $ 7 million. And the initiator of such a large-scale return of Ukrainians into science is the owner of Ukravit - Vitaly Ilchenko.