Former LVMH Prize finalist Anton Belinskiy took to his hometown of Kiev, Ukraine, to showcase his Spring/Summer 2018 collection. While the designer has previously shown in Paris, he has nobly decided to host a curation of homegrown designers as part of his OneDayProject, a weekend-long mini fashion week hosted in the Ukranian capital.
For his SS18 show, Belinskiy used Zhitniy marketplace, a faded brutalist masterpiece that houses a local farmers’ market selling cheese, meat and fish. Odd smells aside, the venue was both spectacular and humble — among the dramatic concrete archways, local tradespeople curiously watched Belinskiy’s models walk past.
Speaking to Vogue, Belinskiy explained how his collection was a satirical commentary on Ukranian politics. Hawaiian prints were used as a tongue-in-cheek homage to jet-set politicians, while a quilted, studded brown puffer coat echoed the seating found in the Ukranian parliament.
Elsewhere, leather blazers, boxy tracksuits and miniscule sunglasses echoed the impeccable steez of the Ukranian kids that effortlessly out-dress most fashion week veterans just by trawling through the many, many second-hand clothing stalls and markets that can be found all over Kiev.
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