Sunday, 29 March 2009

Fashion in Ukraine

If Tani wrote about Ukraine i`ll continue this great story and i`ll wrote not about Ukrainian Fashion Week i`ll write about World Fashion. I`m proud that i`m Ukrainian and I want to tell you about Greaters Catwalk fashion that used Ukrainian traditional elements in their collections.

If you take a look at pictures down here you`ll see old Gucci collection in Hippy-style. But if you be more careful you`ll see Ukrainian Pysanka Ornaments.

What is Pysanka?

Pysanka is traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs decorated using a wax-resist 'batik' method. The Hutsuls (Ukrainians who live in the Carpathian Mountains of western Ukraine) believe that the fate of the world depends upon the Pysanka. As long as the egg decorating custom continues, the world (and those in it) will exist. A fitting comparison when you consider the number of people who believe that, as long as Gucci continues producing new collections, the world of fashion stands a fighting chance.

(These Psyanka can be purchased from Soloveiko)

In next post i`ll show you more designers that used Pysanka ornaments in their Famous collection..
xoxo Roxy

1 comment:

Katy said...

This is a wonderful comparison. I'm trying to introduce this skill and craft to high students at the high school I work at as a librarian. I plan to provide a link to your blog with these images as inspiration. Thanks so much! K. Koskela - Mercy High School, Farmington Hills, MI