Daniel Lee’s first Burberry presentation, Ashley Graham’s bleached eyebrows as well as the glittering Moncler show may be the topic of conversation at London Fashion Week this week however there’s another reason to discuss it. Although the city’s fashion week is generally an opportunity to showcase British talent, regardless of whether it was born or developed, this year it’s also a chance to showcase the talents and creativity of people from other countries particularly that of Ukraine.
The following Tuesday Ukrainian designer Ksenia Schnaider Paskal as well as Frolov –
Yes who designed Beyonce’s most recent Dubai Concert pink corseted dress presented their collections in UFW’s International Season from AW23-24, which came a year following the fashion industry was able to celebrate 25 years in Ukrainian Fashion Week.
Models strolled down the brightly lit runway wearing a variety of patterns of floral and butterfly stencils and heart-shaped sequinned dress cut-outs as well as knitted red and pink jumpers and belly-baring navel tops and the fashion designers concluded their fashion shows by walking onto the catwalk with yellow and blue ribbons that hung from their shoulders to symbolize the colors that are the colours of Ukrainian flag. Ukrainian flag.
Creative director and founder Ksenia Schnaider stated prior to the show:
“This event is extremely important for us. It’s a confirmation that we’ll continue to work as a company, and create new collections, and will not give up hope. London is among the most ideal locations to stage such a show as all the attention of the global fashion world is concentrated there. It’s crucial to show all the globe that Ukraine is an amazing nation that can be creative regardless of the circumstances.’
This season this season, the British Fashion Council (BFC) and LFW have joined forces with the “Support Ukrainian Fashion’ Initiative, that was launched in conjunction with Ukrainian Fashion Week to help Ukrainian designers after the Russia-Ukraine conflict, which started one year ago on the 24th of February on a Friday.
Julie Paskal, founder and creative director of PASKAL The company’s creative director, Julie Paskal, stated:
“Today more than ever we require creativity to help sustain our spirit of conflict. To make, not destroy, is the vocation of PASKAL. For me, this performance is an expression of our determination to live our lives. It’s the realization of our ability to make something out of all. Even in the most difficult and challenging conditions, with the sound of sirens in the air…
Together with the group We continue to work to develop the collection. We are aware of the goals we’re working on in the interest of our future together. Through the hard work from the UFW team, and the help by our British colleagues as well as our fellow American citizens, we are given the opportunity to show Ukrainian traditions to the international community at large and have the chance to grow our business on an international scene during the war.’