Four Ukrainian Brands Secure Grants to Participate in Berlin Fashion Week and Presented Their Collections
The Berlin Fashion Week ended the day before. This fashion event is becoming more and more confident in the international arena with each passing season. It also continues to actively support Ukrainian designers. This time, four brands received grants to participate in Berlin Fashion Week. This is where international media and buyers were able to see their new collections. Vogue.ua has told and shown what they presented.
This is the fourth time designer Kristina Bobkova has participated in Berlin Fashion Week - the German capital loves her work with cut and shape, the search for a balance between femininity and masculinity, laconicism and delicate cultural references. Bobkova also often looks for inspiration in the surrounding nature, which set the mood for the autumn-winter 2024/25 collection.
Designer Irina Dzhus continues to break down the boundaries between fashion and art. The catwalk of NEWEST Showspace Press Café in the centre of Berlin became a stage for the Ukrainian artist, who told her own story through transforming things. The collection is called ABSOLUT and is built around a person's personal trauma - someone fleeing from war, someone experiencing domestic violence or struggling with external addictions that can destroy us.
PLNGNS is a young Ukrainian brand founded in 2021. Its peculiarity is the complex work of recycling old shoes, which are disassembled, and new objects are created. PLNGNS compares the process of making such shoes and clothes to painting on canvas: when elements are added on the go, the design can evolve along the way. "Old sneakers don't need to be burned like garbage," PLNGNS adds, showing by example that there is another way.
GLÜCK is a Berlin-based brand founded by Ukrainian designer Yegor Bashtovenko. The name GLÜCK has a double meaning that accurately describes the mood of the brand: in Ukrainian it means "Hallucinations" and in German it means "Happiness". Bashtovenko boldly experiments in the field of evening festive wear, not being afraid to take risks and joke.