Ukrainian Fashion Week (UFW) has wrapped its 49th edition, following 42 shows presented by 95 designers from Ukraine, Georgia and Lithuania in a combined physical and digital format held over four days.
This year, UFW took a seasonless approach, allowing designers to choose which collections they would show.
Highlights included shows from emerging brands, including Yadviga Netyksha, God Naked, Postushnaya, Sheezen, and the UFEG project.
In spite of a decision earlier in the year taken by the state-owned Ukrainian Cultural Foundation not to fund grants applied for by event organisers, an exception was made in the end, allowing more young designers to participate.
The UFW program also featured the fourth edition of a forum focussed on sustainable fashion development in the Ukraine, in which Global Fashion Exchange founder, Patrick Duffy, and Fashion Revolution global network manager, Niamh Tuft, participated.
The state-owned Ukrainian Cultural Foundation (UCF) has declined to fund grants applied for by the Ukrainian Fashion Week (UFW) organisation this year, following what the latter described as an abrupt change in funding rules.