In February 2013, Mercedes Benz Kiev Fashion Days first brought up and coming Ukrainian designers to premiere their creations in front of an international audience. It’s been two years since then, and the show now is widely known for displaying popular and established brands. Anna Kolomoets was just sixteen-years-old when she first previewed her collection (which already caught the attention of Vogue Italia editors). Keeping the collection youthful, her dresses moved down the runway with whimsical bow appliques, pink jumpers, and patchwork skirts and coats. Her designs exuded a playful innocence that any age could carry.
Pentatonica’s models flowed in an array of plum and berry hues. Pieces were delicately draped and modern in shape and fit for a casual outing or an evening event. The most unique in the group was probably Dianara Nurlan. After launching her eponymous womenswear brand in 2014, Nurlan set out to keep her collections one-of-a-kind. Focusing on prints and fabrics, each item consisted of graphic knitwear and an abundance of volume. She describes her line as “one for the creative, expressive woman” and well, she creates garments that are just that. These three lines have grown in fans and talent alike, while maintaining their original intent and aesthetics.