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The 17th Pret-a-Porter Seasons of Fashion Week and new trends in fashion
Fashion, similarly to music, crosses the borders without having to acquire any visas or passports. Fashion is fickle and is prone to changes, so be prepared for having to acquire new things for your wardrobe if you want to keep abreast of the latest trends in fashion and remain truly fashionable.
The 17th Prat-a-Porter Seasons of Fashion Week was held in early October 2005 at the ACCO International Exhibition Centre which is located in one of the marvelous parks of Kyiv, Pushkinsky.
The first such fashion show was held in Kyiv back in 1997, and by now these shows have acquired truly world pret-a-porter standards and are held twice a year, in March and in October.
The lovers and followers of fashion saw at the October pret-a-porter shows 30 best collections by fashion designers of Ukraine, among who there were 2 Russian and 1 Georgian designers. Fashion, political, show-business elite of Kyiv was well represented among the audiences who numbered 19,000 people at all of the shows. Thanks to the live broadcasting from music channel M1, all fascinating fashion-shows could be seen by millions of viewers. Beside this, first time ever, the Ukrainian branch of Fashion TV, Fashion TV-Ukraine, made it possible for its TV viewers, which are estimated to number 577 million people worldwide, to see the Spring–Summer 2006 fashion collections shown in Kyiv during the October pret-a-porter week.
In March 2005, a fashion show room, the first of its kind, was opened in Kyiv, and thus the arrangement — Designer–Buyer–Store, well known throughout the whole world, was established. There are all indications that make it possible to say that the fashion industry is becoming a potentially powerful business in Ukraine. During the October pret-a-porter shows some purchases were made by buyers from Russia and Italy, which point to the fact of Ukrainian designed clothes becoming attractive to foreign buyers as well. Ukrainian fashion design is becoming an export item. The Ukrainian Fashion Parade shown at the Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in Kyiv in May 2005, the Day of Ukrainian Fashion held in St Petersburg, and now the opening of the Fashion Show Room in Kyiv are all indications of Ukrainian fashion going international. Incidentally, Jean Paul Gaultier’s latest spring-summer collection was dedicated to Ukraine and had Ukrainian themes.
The October pret-a-porter Seasons of Fashion has amply demonstrated that the Ukrainian fashion designers create pret-a-porter garments which are on a par with the best design clothes not only of Russia and Georgia, whose designers showed their collections alongside the pret-a-porter ones, but of other countries as well, and are liked well enough to be purchased, not only looked at when they are shown on the catwalk.
By Marysya HOROBETS
The photos have been provided
by the Seasons of Fashion show organizers
The collection NOTA BENE & KARAVAY presents
The Z.S.M. collection for men created
Andre TAN invites everyone to fly
The collection Times change and we change too
Light collection by NB POUSTOVIT.
A romantic image from the collection
The Armenian cognac brand Akhtamar from the ArArAt series,
The ArArAt Fashion party was held at the Club Pa-Ti-Pa in Kyiv
The Ukrainian followers of fashion went
Yury VARYVODA for TM STOLICHNIY
The collection The Whole World is Rodeo
The collection Evolyutsiya khlopchachoyi
The refined collection of Roxolana BOHUTSKA
Four leading designers of Ukraine — Liliya Pustovit, Viktor Anisimov,
Olexiy ZALEVSKY wants,
The collection of Olesya TELIZHENKO
The collection Syomy rubikon (The Seventh
The collection Maska (Mask) presented
The image of the woman of the 1940s
The collection presented by Masha
The collection of duo OZ —
The garments created by the duo
Fancy purses are an ever-present feature