Art Platform of Ukrainian Designers. Part 5
By this publication we finish our review of the Art Platform of Ukrainian designers presented within the 31st Ukrainian Fashion Week. We have already mentioned installations by Viktor Anisimov, Svetlana Bevza and Liliya Litkovskaya (Part 1), Nataliya Kamenskaya/ Olesya Kononova, Volodymyr Podolyan and Andre Tan (Part 2), Christina Bobkova, Ksenia Kireeva and Serge Smolin (Part 3), Oleksandr Kanevskiy, Artem Klimchuk and Elena Przhonskaya (Part 4).
In the final chapter we are going to speak about the art-objects presented by Ksenia Marchenko and Elena Burba.
Ksenia Marchenko presented X'U SUMMER 2012 collection video teaser which truly deserves to be called a work of contemporary art. For several consecutive seasons the motto of X`U brand has been “It`s all about teen spirit!”, and this motto gave a hint to present the collection not on professional models, but on champions of Ukraine in trampoline jumping Anton Davydenko and Katya Romanchykevych who personify youth, natural look and physical perfection. The fruit of collaboration of the designer and film director Arthur Mein has conquered the viewers with its creativity and innovativeness.
“2005. Contest among young clothing designers “Look into the Future”. Among the winners - Ksenia Marchenko. Her models managed to catch the eye of the jury not because of their fantastically-sophisticating cut or subtle hand-made décor, but because of their utmost simplicity with “a nerve of a generation” instead. They looked full of youth spirit, up-to-date and in vogue. In seven years brand X’U founded by Ksenia has transformed into Ksenia Shnaider. The style of the brand has also transformed: youth nihilism has given floor to a well-thought minimalism, simple looks – to the Art of Simplicity. Then, in 2005, a new esthetics won together with Ksenia Marchenko, while the history of Ukrainian fashion started writing its new chapter – Generation Y fashion”. Tatiana Khmelevskaya, Expert of Best Fashion Awards.
Elena Burba about her installation:
“My installation is based on the combination of creative colors, mainly bright ones, which reflect a festive spirit. My creativity is the reflection of inner world, where harmony is priority”.
Photo: Ukrainian Fashion Channel
“Elena Burba is one of young ambitious designers of Ukrainian Fashion Week, who due to her fruitful work has managed to gain Ukrainian market in three short years. Prime-time stars shine on TV channels in her creations, whereas a tulip skirt by Burba has become a true obsession for the most whimsical it-girls. The main feature of clothes by Elena Burba is festive cheerfulness, so no wonder that due to bright colors, impeccable feminine silhouettes and airy lightness her looks have rapidly entered Kyiv jet-setter life. In each her collection the designer tries to show the best of her clients, who truly worship the designer for that”. Kateryna Osadcha, Expert of Best Fashion Awards.
Art Platform of Ukrainian Designers has definitely attracted attention of guests and participants of the 31st Ukrainian Fashion Week and has again proved that Fashion is not only dresses on the catwalk. Fashion and Art are inseparable. They are interdependent. They fertilize, inspire and complement one another.