Ukrainian Fashion Week: Poustovit
(Images via UFW)
Earlier today, as I was previewing some of the themes for the forthcoming NYFW, I noticed there seems to be a lot to do, predictably, with social issues in the air, and I expect these to infect many of the fashion shows we’ll be seeing in the season to come. Interestingly enough, however, it is perhaps the US as well as countries like Ukraine and Russia that (I imagine), are going to be pushing these themes the hardest. Therefore, I wasn’t particularly surprised to read that designer Lilya Poustovit (Лилия Пустовит), for her F/W 2017 collection at Kiev’s Ukrainian Fashion week was inspired by, according to Jetsetter, “feminism” first and foremost.
Interestingly, the Ukrainian site Best In claimed something a bit different, arguing she was inspired by militarism, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Lara Croft of Tomb Raider fame, and Mrs. Smith of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. I suppose these tie in together, as the latter mostly represent strong women and just a narrower segment of the more generalized former. For my part, I’d argue that thanks to the dark florals and some of the military shapes, there was an element of the early nineties thrown into the mix, as well.
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