Kiev Fashion Days Showcase Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2014 London
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Kiev Fashion Days Showcase Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2014 London

The Mercedes Benz Kiev Fashion Days event marks the second year of cooperation between London Fashion Week and the finest emerging Ukrainian designers seeking to display their creations in front of an international audience of top buyers, press and industry experts. The mind and driving force behind this successful initiative is journalist and television host Daria Shapovalova, a familiar face to the media people who attend the main European Fashion Weeks, who was wearing a straight forward T-shirt displaying the sentence "Follow the buyers" for the occasion.

This season showcase features 6 interesting talents, Anna K, Lara Quint, Lera Leshchova, Paskal, Irina Krasilnikova and Yasya Minochkina, who presented their collections in the Fashion Scout venue. Moods varied greatly: white, cuddly and girly teddy bear coats and dresses adorned with heart print details and accessories by Anna K which where followed by a more oriental feel by Lara Quint, who chose a minimal black and white palette to present a mini collection based on voluminous rounded sleeves and folded, origami-inspired tops. A sexy theme was explored by both Paskal and Irina Krasilnikova, the former used the black and white duo which was so popular among these Ukrainian young talents, broken at times by fuchsia pieces, to create short and sensual minidresses often covered by a large net in the same shade, while the latter presented dresses and jumpers in laser cut material and thinly woven wool which haven't left much to imagination.

Unfortunately, the very high platform shoes made many models wobble unsteadily more than once. The sportive approach of Yasya Minochkina presented rigid silhouettes with a very masculine feel to the just-above-the-knee shorts and trapeze shaped dresses with green stripes or optical prints. Last but not least, Lera Leshchova, whose woven details in silver and metallic purple on tops and dresses where perfectly matched by xylophone music.

All together a fascinating insight of Kiev fashion, slightly spoiled only by the fact that a few guests left before the end of the show due to their busy schedule.


See all the collections and fashion reviews of Anna K
See all the collections and fashion reviews of Lera Leshchova
See all the collections and fashion reviews of Paskal
See all the collections and fashion reviews of Yasya Minochkina