By  on June 6, 2016

Despite the ongoing war in eastern Ukraine and the political unrest in the region, Kiev-based Yuliya Magdych is committed to building her signature label there.

In the two years since she launched a collection of dresses inspired by the“vyshyvanka,” the traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirt, the designer said international demand was there from the start. Her creations draw from embroidery she saw in museums, private collections and her travels in the region. “The Ukrainian national dress has become very patriotic. We want to act like a nation. Everybody wants to be united,” the designer said in a phone interview Monday.

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