Interview with Svitlana Bevza in L'Officiel France
A globally renowned edition L'Officiel France included an interview with Ukrainian designer Svitlana Bevza to their on-line version lofficielmode.com.
Karen Rouach, L'Officiel France online fashion editor, had a meeting with Bibi Bevza several days after the presentation of BEVZA F/W 2014-15 collection within the 34th Ukrainian Fashion Week, despite the uneasy political situation in Ukraine. During their chat Karen was excitedly asking the designer about Bevza style and the triggers which helped the designer to make everyone fall in love with total white look – the leading theme of the brand. Little white dress is an omnipresent constant of the brand and is positioned as a BEVZA must-have.
Svitlana Bevza with models after the F/W 2014-15 fashion show. Photo: jetsetter.ua
Find below the text of the interview with designer Svitlana Bevza placed on lofficielmode.com:
How did your international career start?
My way started in 2006 in a very small atelier in Kyiv, right after graduation from the Arts and Technologies University. The same year I presented my collection at Ukrainian Fashion Week catwalk for the first time.
Why do you work so much with white in your collections?
The idea to use white as a dominant theme in all my collections is explained by the energy which this color brings. “White” is one of the synonyms for “new”. Your yesterday is of no importance, the moment when you put white you start everything from the beginning getting new incredible energy. A white dress is an omnipresent element of each my collection, because it concentrates pure energy of white color and accentuates the femininity of the look.
Could you describe Bevza style in several words?
Pure, sophisticated, minimalistic. Strict, yet sensual.
Can you say judging from this fashion week in Kyiv that Ukrainian fashion is on the right way?
I am glad to see that Ukrainian fashion starts to attract serious attention of international buyers and mass media. I can support my words with my sale points in Italy, England, Singapore, Russia, Israel…
What are your sources of inspiration?
I find inspiration in architecture, in interior design, in works of art and in textures. Yet, I am also inspired by my trips and even by present political situation in Ukraine…
How has the mentioned situation influenced your last collection?
My last collection is called “Breath”. Perhaps you can trace a certain connection here. Each breath prolongs our lives for several tiny seconds. It is priceless. And each of us makes the next breath being absolutely sure in millions following ones, sure till the moment when this breath becomes luxury when the death occurs to be near. Then this breath becomes a new waft, a breath of hope. A new chance after a desperate struggle. I dedicate my collection to those heroes whose breaths became the last ones during the struggle for the second chance of Ukraine.