PARIS — Despite the ongoing turmoil in their home country, Ukraine’s designers are more determined than ever to prove their importance on the global fashion map; it has even become an element of national pride.
Daria Shapovalova, creative director of Kiev Fashion Days, has made it her mission to build renown for her home country’s creative talent — she made a statement by wearing orange to the shows on Monday — and brought six Ukrainian designers to Paris Fashion Week, including two short-listed for the LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)