Ukrainian Fashion Week S/S 2013: Day 3
Shows of the third day of Ukrainian Fashion Week: Bevza, Artemklimchuk, Olena Dats
Girls who are like boys who are like girls. For her Spring 2013 collection, Svetlana Bevza was inspired by the energy and carefree spirits of the young. Tomboys dressed in variations of the men’s dress shirt, pants and suspenders strutted down the catwalk, slightly reminiscent of the 60s fashion revolution.
Nobody can do drama like Artem Klimchuk. He works magic with handmade knits, silk and crystals and his shows are always a delight to watch, but it seems like with this collection he toned it down a bit. I see the 90s and grunge here, do you?
I would have never guessed what the inspiration behind these gorgeous printed gowns and cocktail dresses in subdued hues was. Lace, flowers and curled hair would make it to the heart of almost any girl in no time, and I’ve started pondering possible references to the Pre-Raphaelites and Aesthetic Dress movement when I learned that this collection was inspired by a sail. What a bummer :)
Soboleva & Vronskaya
I’ve heard a joke recently that there are Ukrainian designers and designers who live in Ukraine. Well, Ukrainian as this designer duo might be, the effort in competing in their home country knitwear market with the likes of Missoni and Brunello Cucinelli is truly admirable. That’s why I thought you need to see this. My favorite look is the first one, what’s yours?
All pictures courtesy of fashionweek.ua