Nominees for “Best Fashion Show” within BEST FASHION AWARDS-2012
On September 19, in 2 days already, Ukrainian Fashion Week will hold an event, which is believed to be the most objective and the most unexpected initiative in Ukraine – the III Ceremony of BEST FASHION AWARDS - the first Ukrainian Awards in the field of fashion.
We have already unveiled the names of the designers nominated for “Best Women’s Clothing Designer”, “Best Men’s Clothing Designer”, “Best Accessories Designer” and “Breakthrough of the Year”. Meet the top 5 creative Ukrainian designers nominated for “Best Fashion Show”.
Designer Oleksiy Zalevskiy is a resident of the list of the nominees for “Best Fashion Show” since Best Fashion Awards foundation. In 2011 his fashion-show was called the best. Each season splendid runway shows by Zalevskiy astonish the guests with unique decorations, extravagant looks and unexpected final of the show. Everyone waits to see grandiose decisions, theatrical dramatic and unexpected culmination. Fashion by Oleksiy Zalevskiy is a true art, a theatrical performance. Since 1997 each season the designer presents his collections within Ukrainian Fashion Week. Since 2004 the designer is a member of the Expert Committee of Ukrainian Fashion Council. Since 2007 Oleksiy is the director of such UFW projects as Holiday Fashion Week and Ukrainian Fashion Games.
Olga Gromova is one of the founders of contemporary Ukrainian fashion industry. Since 1998 the designer presents her collections within Ukrainian Fashion Week. Runway show by Olga Gromova always turns into an impressive unforgettable event. Incredible performances catch the eye of Best Fashion Awards Experts and Olga Gromova is again among the nominees for “Best Fashion Show”, for the third time already. An incredible performance-presentation of SS’2012 collection by Olga Gromova under an impressive name “Fashion in the Crematorium” called out a wave of emotions and resonance commentaries. The designer’s collection became a part of an art-project created together with Ukrainian trans-avant-garde artist Georgiy Senchenko. The final of the show shocked the guests: the models took off their dresses and threw them to the real fire set on the scene. Deep symbolism is a peculiar feature of the designer’s creative search in the role of the show-director.
Designer Svitlana Bevza chose one of the most beautiful Kyiv locations “Chocolate House” for the second time already. And this choice was not occasional: a stylized renaissance interior and the façade have a very special atmosphere which is so vital for fashion shows. Best Fashion Awards and the attention of Experts inspire the designers to search for new unexpected locations for their shows.
Designer Volodymyr Podolyan has managed to step over the usual traditional format of catwalk shows. The presentation of FW’ 2012-2013 collection was supported by a large-scale video projections. The designer built his collection on the idea of illusiveness and convention of visual perception. Combining black, grey and red Volodymyr managed to produce an impression of a true visual illusion with the help of projections on the columns, on the runway and on the backdrop. PODOLYAN’s show idea shocked the guests and called out vivid discussions in the social networks. Both – the admirers and the critics of the show – acknowledge that the show of Volodymyr Podolyan was on a level with the brightest world fashion shows.
Designer Artem Klimchuk is also nominated for “Best Fashion Show” within BEST FASHION AWARDS-2012. The designer creates his fashion shows together with a renowned curator of the art projects Victoria Zubenko. During his fashion shows the designer always achieves the highest emotional peak and never leaves any of the guests nonchalant.