The Kiev Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days showcases nine Ukrainian designers at Fashion Scout with designers Anna Kolomoets, Paskal, Yasya Minochkina, and Anna October presenting their collections on the catwalk. The showcase launches the best in Ukrainian fashion giving these international designers a creative platform here at Fashion Scout.
The youngest designer in the Mercedes-Benz fashion showcase Anna Kolomoets’ designing debut began at the age of 16, she studies Fashion Design at the College of Kyiv National University of Technologies. The Feb ’13 collection takes a look at definitive shapes spinning them with a mix of metallic inserts and relaxed pieces that are quietly complex. Statement pieces stand out with beautiful and intricately designed cut outs that show the designer’s stunning attention to detail. Anna Kolomoets’ youthful energy is reflected in the collection’s innovative reinvention of separates and classic shapes.
Yasya Minochkina presented a strong look of feminine elegance, integrated with a playful use of materials. Using inspiration of Parisian style, London's street cool vibe and Ukrainian structure, Yasya's A/W13 collection was a true taste of internationality. Classically feminine silhouettes were made with simple fishtailed cuts and scoop necklines - a variety of fabrics and materials were integrated with ease. In particular the use of velvet and more vibrant hues - including the jade threading in the tweed - added a sense of youth and frivolity to the looks.
Julia Paskal founded her label in 2010, with a background in architecture she uses these skills in her collection where she creates new forms and structured pieces. She uses a monochromatic palette adding texture with black on black and creating dramatic looks with leather cut outs teamed with lace. The collection was filled with daring subtleties that kept a demure attitude throughout that show inspirations from retro films, classical music and post modernism.
Fashion Scout Exhibition Designer Anna October showcased her collection as the final designer of Mercedes-Benz's Kiev Fashion Days. A-line shapes with nipped waists were accentuated with vertical, horizontal and asymmetrical metallic stripes whilst cut-backs and panels created a varied yet undeniably feminine line. Real movement was created through fringed black and silver shaggy jumpers and dresses whilst more structure was supplied through high necklines, collars and neckpieces.
Images by Rebecca Day (@RebeccaDay)