Ukrainian Trends In World Fashion

Seems like Ukrainian enthic motives became a big hit in world fashion. Designer Frida Giannini made an Autumn/Winter 2008-09 ready-to-wear collection for Gucci in Slavic style. For person, who is familiar with traditional costumes of Slavic nations, it is easy to recognize Ukrainian and Russian elements in this collection. Even a catwalk at Autumn/Winter 2008-09 ready-to-wear show was Ukrainian-patterned, be exact, Ukrainian Pysanka-patterned (Pysanka is Ukrainian Easter Egg).
Actually, designer used lots of Ukrainian geometric patterns in her collection. The geometric patterns are more typical for Western Ukraine, especially for Podillya and Hutsulshchyna areas. People of these areas use geometric symbols for embroidery and decorating of Easter Eggs. Well, here they are, Ukrainian patterns, brought to the world fashion by Gucci (Milan show):
Gucci Ukrainian Patterns Autumn Winter 2008 2009
Gucci Ukrainian Geometrical Pattern Autumn Winter 2008 2009
Gucci Ukrainian Patterned Autumn Winter 2008 2009
Gucci Ukrainian Theme Autumn Winter 2008 2009
Gucci Slavic Theme Autumn Winter 2008 2009
Season Autumn/Winter 2009-10 prepared another Ukrainian-flavored surprise. On Paris show at March 2009 fashion designer John Galliano has represented his Autumn/Winter 2009-10 ready-to-wear collection, made in Slavic style too! All the reviewers wrote, Galliano used a Russian and Ukrainian themes, but personally I have recognized in his collection, except Russian and Ukrainian, also Bulgarian, Czech and Polish influences as well. But, for my opinion again, Ukrainian trend was the main in this collection. Well, take a look: John Galliano, Autumn/Winter 2008-09, ready-to-wear
Galliano Ukrainian Themed Autumn Winter 2009 2010
Galliano Slavic Trends Autumn Winter 2009 2010
Galliano Ukrainian Styled Autumn Winter 2009 2010
Galliano Ukrainian Elements Autumn Winter 2009 2010
Galliano Slavic Collection Autumn Winter 2009 2010
Well, if big guys of the world fashion just started to discover a Ukrainian costume, Ukraine has her own designers, which are making ready-to-wear in ethnic style for many years. For my opinion, the most famous of these designers is Roksolana Bogutska from the city of Lviv (West Ukraine). She creates clothes for many Ukrainian celebrities, such as First Lady of Ukraine Kateryna Yushchenko and singer Ruslana (Ruslana is a winner of Eurovision 2004 Song Contest). For Kateryna Yushchenko’s formal outfits Roksolana used Borshchiv and Bukovyna’s embroidery (Western Ukraine). Borshchiv embroidery is very unique, mostly black-threaded; Bukovyna’s embroidery is very colorful and combines both, geometric and floral patterns. The richest kind of Bukovyna’s embroidery is a beaded one. Actually, Roksolana Bogutska used Bukovyna-styled beading for one of the formal dresses for the First Lady of Ukraine. Here you can some of Roksolana Bogutska’s ready-to-wear collections
Roksolana Bogutska Ukraine Autumn Winter 2005 2006

Roksolana Bogutska Ukraine Autumn Winter 2007 2008
Roksolana Bogutska Ukraine Spring Summer 2008 Embroidery
Roksolana Bogutska Ukraine Spring Summer 2008
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