Paris Hilton walks for Andre; Berardi hits UFW
Ukrainian Fashion Week attracted the glances of the international haute couture fashionistas for the 29th time. The catwalk by American celebrity Paris Hilton and gala show of renowned British-Italian designer Antonio Berardi added a special thrill to the occasion. The event featured 42 designers, who presented their pret-a-porter Spring-Autumn 2012 collections.
The Ukrainian fashion industry reached a new milestone in the international vogue arena. Ukrainian Fashion Week, which unfolded on October 13, has become traditional for international fashion experts, buyers, designers" clients, and media representatives. The event attracted world-renowned fashion industry representatives, including Dutch fashion consultant Li Edelkoort and British fashion designer of Italian descent Antonio Berardi.
One of the highlights of the event was a catwalk by Paris Hilton, who demonstrated a bright yellow silk dress by the Ukrainian designer Andre Tan. "The 29th UFW is remarkable for featuring high scale collections as well as attracting a large number of foreign guests," noted the Head of the UFW Organizing Committee Iryna Danylevska.
The famous designer Antonio Berardi demonstrated his collection for the next fashionable season. A collection of swimwear and lingerie, created by Jean-Paul Gaultier for La Perla, became another highlight of the 29th UFW. Together with the on-stage program, UFW offered a number of seminars, round tables, and presentations. One of the 25 most influential fashion experts according to The Time Li Edelkoort held a seminar and presentation Bliss. Spring-Summer 2013, during which she shared predictions about the fashion trends for the next couple of years.
The 29th season of the show featured collections by 42 famous Ukrainian designers, showcasing works of Lilya Poustovit, Victoria Gres, Elena Burenina, Alexei Zalevskiy, Viktor Anisimov, Tatyana Zemskova, Elena Vorozhbyt, Liliya Litkovskaya, Svetlana Bevza, Christina Bobkova, Andre Tan, Iryna Karavay, and many others. "Participation in UFW enables designers to present their new collections …and helps them prove their credibility to the market players," commented the General Producer of the UFW Volodymyr Nechyporuk.
This season"s UFW was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Ukraine"s independence. The exposition was titled The Borders of Body and focused on the interaction of an artist with the human body. It included 40 outfits by Ukrainian designers created between 1991 and 2011.