Ukrainian designer brands are an emerging phenomenon not only for their native market, but also for the Western fashion world. They are sold in international online shops, make a part of collective stores all around the globe, some even open their boutiques in Europe, USA and Asia, and the #madeinukraine hashtag gained incredible popularity in social networks.
Vyshyvanka by Vita Kin
Photo: Larisa Bilozir wearing Vita Kin. Vyshyvanka by Vita Kin Official Facebook page
Vyshyvanka by Vita Kin became popular with its limited-edition embroidered shirts and dresses that established fashion for the so-called ‘chic nationale’. These bright and original clothes combine both folk traditions and modern tendencies with trendy colors and cut, perfected with exclusive design execution.
Photo: X’U Official Facebook page
X’U can be easily portrayed with three main words: sincerity, simplicity and freshness. It is based on simple minimalistic silhouettes and precise, considered tailoring. The garments are very wearable yet they emphasized the unique features of every person who chooses X’U. The brand became famous among Ukrainians with its National Ukrainian Emblem collection that transformed national symbolic into a trend.
Photo: Konstantin Kofta Official Webpage
Bags and shoes collections from Konstantin Kofta combine seemingly contradictory elements outside the traditional canons of the fashion industry. His garments are sensual, effortlessly elegant, practical and wearable. Kofta uses rough skin, irregular shapes and unique scents to create a new ‘out-of-the-box’ vision of the attire as a whole. Konstantin Kofta successfully mixes rural and urban perceptions, embraces the unintentional and unexpected. Designer’s passion for unusual components that reflect a certain distinctive lifestyle paved him a way to an international recognition.
Photo: Ali Saulidi Official Facebook page
Ali Saulidi a relatively new shoe brand in Ukraine: the designer is only 22 years old. Despite young age, Ali already collaborated with couple of renoen Ukrainian designers. The main feature of Ali’s shoes is the individual approach, designer’s own technique of production (all shoes are hand-made) and extravagant collection themes. Moreover, there are many models made in a single copy, so there is no chance that you will not be unique wearing Ali Saulidi.
Photo: Sleeper Official Facebook page
Sleeper is a Ukrainian brand that specializes on home clothes, suitable for wearing not only at home – ‘the walking sleepwear’. Sleeper PJ’s and robes are crafted from natural fabrics and manufactured in the historical center of Kiev under careful supervision of professionals, whose experience in garment production spans over 20 years. The designers believe that their garments should look as good on the inside as they do on the outside, just because they care what you wear and do their best to make both comfortable and beautiful.