The upcoming Ukrainian Fashion Week promises to widen the limits of fashion and break ‘traditional’ frames of fashion events introducing new formats of shows, launching innovative projects and educational programs while synergizing fashion with art. Some highlights from the press conference about what to expect at AW 2016-2017 Ukrainian Fashion Week can be found here.
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.
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.
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.