DEBUTANTE BALL of UKRAINIAN FASHION WEEK FW18-19
They are at the centre of attention. They are expected to make bold design, daring styling and no commertial part. They are couldn't be unnoticed among more than 50 collections presented in busy schedule of catwalks. They are debutantes of “the main catwalk” of Ukrainian Fashion Week.
Harriet Quick for Vogue UK. - Joanna Bogdan debuted her first collection under the label SIX in a stage set clad with parking signage. It might serve as a neat metaphor for dodging the road blocks in fashion which Bogdan did her outsize blazers, top stitched wide legged trousers accessorised with silk bandana scarves and a parade of bricolage lace and silk print slips. “Six is my lucky number. The scarf idea was inspired by men, who will put on a cravat to dress up. I love that simplicity,” says Bogdan.
In the review of the debut of Jardin Exotique,L'officiel Russia emphasizes that, despite the collection wasn’t solid, the brand obviously has a great future. Lida Petrova, the designer and the founder of the brand, has decided to build not a brand of clothing, but a fairy-tale ethnic universe from the very beginning. The debut collection was called "Lovers", and the inspiration for it was Wong Kar-wai's “In the Mood for Love”. The basis of the collection, of course, was kimonos and gowns made of natural fabrics. Also, the debut collection includes bags, and soon the interior items, wallpapers and vintage that the designer brings from traveling will be added to the range of Jardin Exotique.
This season, the Dafna May brand also debuted on Ukrainian Fashion Week. Dafna devoted this collection to "Caviar" in the 1980's. There are oversized shirts, leather trenches, one-shoulder dresses and lurex. However, the main source of inspiration for a designer was her mother Natalia Mayberg. Viewing family photos, Dafna focuses on the popular at that time pea printed clothes, as well as classical silhouettes. Main fabrics of the collection are faux fur, silk, wool, jersey and corduroy.
The brand of Emily Arfush was launched a year ago, but the debut fashion show has been held this season of Ukrainian Fashion Week in the Kyiv boutique Asthik. The young designer presented hoodies and t-shirts with slogans, covered jeans and slippers dressed over white socks, wide printed scarves, sneakers and backpacks. Vogue UA writes about Phenomen 16: "While big brands are trying to create the most Z-oriented collections, New Silent Generation designers prefer to create their own fashion. And even there is not any pioneering ideas, but Phenomen perfectly illustrates how "fashionable victims" are now "breathing".