KATERINA RUTMAN is young Ukrainian designer, who created her brand of women’s demi couture clothing in 2016. The mission of the brand is to reveal and emphasize the elegance of each girl. These things are created with love, from the finest exclusive materials, with a large amount of hand made.
51 shows, 7 presentations and 2 lecture platforms will illustrate the state of Ukrainian fashion at the begining of 2018.
Ukrainian fashion want to become global. Step by step Ukraine tries to develop national fashion industry, which will be an important component of European culture and economy.
Ukrainian Fashion Week will present collections by Larisa Lobanova, Ksenia Schnaider, Polina Veller, Kir-Khartley and other talented Ukrainian designers.
The 7-th of february will be the New Generation Day on Ukrainian Fashion Week. Among New Names: 2LFactura, Kristina_Аs, GA.EVA.
From Kiev Fashion Days
From Ukrainian Fashion Week
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“In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower”
In the ss 2016 season, Ukrainian designer Yana Chervinska was inspired by the novel of Marcel Proust’s “In Search of Lost Time”. The heroine of the new season is sweet melancholic girl-flower, which understands that fades and loses its petals. It is nostalgic for her youth and sadness – in the clothes she combines her favorite girly flounces, ruffles, bows, floral appliques and bright colors, but are replaced by meaningless black and white prints in the form of individual young girls.
The collection is based on a contradiction: the images are sent to both the youth and adult perky elegance, soft knitwear brand bordered with denim, cheerful colors and bows – a dramatic and even more aggressive prints by Alina Zamanova.
The last day at Ukrainian Fashion Week was the New Generation’s Day. Of course there was a risk that nobody comes to see unknown designers, that they show a trifle and spoil positive impression from all the fashion week. But talent of young Ukrainian designers overcame all fears and surpassed even my most optimistic expectations
New designers shows on the catwalk of Ukrainian Fashion Week is very important not only for the future career of individuals, but also for the whole Ukrainian fashion. It’s like some kind of litmus, which indicates what forms the worldview of young people, haw good is designer education at Ukraine and what prospects will have Ukrainian Fashion tomorrow.
Collection ss-2015 by SVITLO is more about Ukrainian tradition, then about next summer fashion trends. But look at their honour, their adoration of Ukrainian authenticity! And it is not exploitation of underlined love for Ukraine in modern tough times – it’s their style, the DNA that was formed during five years.
The artist Marina Rybalko successfully debuted last year at MBKFD. But at Ukrainian Fashion Week the collection RYBALKO was a very pleasant discovery for me: forms, materials, the combination of textures and colours, prints and accessories – all that working together to create an integrated clear image.
LARA QUINT has also taken part in Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days and won the Be Next competition in Georgia. The designer is already known for her conceptual and ironic vision of fashion, which once again was proved in collection ss-2015 «ESC». I was most amused by handbags, which looks like the computer keys.
YANA CHERVINSKA covered the Ukrainian Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2015 wit her collection “Tea Party” – very beautiful and interesting stylisation of Lewis Carroll’s characters, led by the Mad Hatter. Bright images was supplemented mainly with funny slippers that looked a very witty ironic accent.
Myroslav Melnyk )
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On September 9 the 5th Ceremony of the BEST FASHION AWARDS in Ukraine was held.
The BEST FASHION AWARDS are the only professional awards in Ukrainian fashion. It was started by Ukrainian Fashion Week at 2010 for and awarding the achievements of fashion designers and public leaders, who create a positive international image of the Ukraine.
The BEST FASHION AWARDS are determined every year – a group of Experts evaluate collections of two fashion seasons. This year I was the one of 39 Experts: journalists, fashion critics, buyers and of public leaders. For me it was great honor and great responsibility. The only point of my choice, that coincided with the objective opinion of most experts, was the “Best Menswear Designer”: when I saw the F/W 2014-2015 collection of SASHA KANEVSKIY, I want to have every piece of it in my wardrobe.
The most important nomination – “Breakthrough of the year” – won young and very talented IVAN FROLOV.
The BEST FASHION AWARD “For Significant Contribution into Development of Ukrainian Fashion” quite deservedly got KATYA OSADCHA – one of the best TV-reporters in Ukraine, who represent our country all around the world.
I heartily hope that Ukraine will be in peace and prosperity, that Ukrainian fashion will develop and that next BEST FASHION AWARDS will reveal many new fashion talents.
Myroslav Melnyk )