The new season is almost here, which means it's high time to check the wardrobe. If you find yourself in despair at the abundance of old, boring and faded clothes, fear not — Destinations picked best Ukrainian brands that will restore the lively mood and make it strong each new spring day.
Couture de Fleur
The light and feminine brand has conquered not only the stage of Ukrainian Fashion Week, but many hearts of fashion lovers as well. An artistic collaboration of the famous Ukrainian artist Olena Onufriv and media publisher Inna Katiushchenko gave birth to chic collections, known for their floral motifs and bright colors. Besides, Couture de Fleur is known for their high quality materials: silk, wool and cotton that keep their shape and allow the skin to breathe in hot days. The spring-summer collection 2018 is abundant with light dresses of floral patterns, drawn by Olena Onufriv. Lovers of maxi will be especially pleased at the flying texture and unique color palette.
Where to buy: 4, Muzeinyi lane, Kyiv; 9/6, Hryhorovycha street, Lviv
Ukrainian brand BEVZA has entered the catwalk of New York Fashion Week in 2017, marking its official premiere on the international fashion stage. Known for over a decade in Ukraine, BEVZA is popular for the exceptionally well-tailored pieces, minimalistic style and a signature White Dress, opposed to the small black dress by Coco Chanel. This brand is perfect for those who want to stay true to minimalism and monochrome — S/S 18 collection features clean cut dresses, suites with large shoulder pads as a bow to the latest trend coming back from the 80s, and shiny, sleek materials — like the famous Bubble Wrap coat.
Where to buy: The One concept store
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A collaboration of Ukrainian designer Iryna Karavay and Nota Bene Company, KARAVAY was founded in 2013 and nowadays is a regular at Ukrainian Fashion Week. Iryna advocates her clothes are made for active women, the ones who are able to make their own choices. A truly powerful logo for this spring, S/S 2018 collection supports the words by presenting a variety of smart navy-blue and grey clothes, pants and shorts suits, as well as sensual dresses. Each piece of clothing resembles a piece of art made with love and a creative approach.
Where to buy: web-site
Created by a young couple of designers, Ksenia and Anton, this brand is worn by famous musicians and is known far beyond Ukraine, recognized by international issues of Vogue, Glamour and L'Officiel. For their spring-summer collection, Ksenia Schnaider chose to concentrate on basic colors with abundance of red, blue and white, and continue to work with denim. Various models of banana jeans, bermudas, and even flares with the high waist are accompanied by the latest trend of raw edges. Luckily, denim-on-denim looks are also popular again since their moment of fame in the 80s: combinations of different or same colored denim are a perfect decision for spring. Apart from jeans and denim pieces, the collection has dresses and headscarves with emoji-polkadot designed by Anton Schnaider.
Where to buy: The One concept store
Ivan Frolov has started working with clothes since 14; in 2011 FROLOV brand appeared to present capsule collections for various fashion contests in Ukraine and abroad. Now a bright name in the Ukrainian Fashion Week program, he focuses on the feelings of freedom and liberation in his clothes. The S/S 2018 collection is a fusion of metallic gold, silky black&white and animalistic prints.
Where to buy: FROLOV HEART
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