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Artistic value combines with strong demand

Design studio of the Crimean Engineering and Pedagogical University creates suits based on a multicultural interpretation of the traditional Ukrainian embroidery
18 March, 2013 - 17:51
FASHION DESIGNER SVITLANA PLAKSINA WITH THE SUITS SHE DESIGNED BASED ON THE HUTSUL EMBROIDERY MOTIFS AND CURRENT CRIMEAN YOUTH FASHION TRENDS / Photo by the author

The All-Ukrainian Information and Cultural Center of Simferopol hosted an exhibition of works by teachers and students of the Crimean Engineering and Pedagogical University’s Decorative Arts Department who are, respectively, teaching and majoring in clothing design. Many of the works combined materials and techniques specific to some core Ukrainian region and traditional Crimean Tatar or Karaite folk embroidery.

They included Svitlana Plaksina’s collection “Sorceress’ Charms,” drawing on both Transcarpathian and Hutsul embroidery and the Crimean trends, Olena Romanovska’s collection “Ivan Kupalo Eve” and Yulia Tulupova’s Bachelor degree project “Drawing on Poltava Embroidery Motifs,” as well as stylized suits drawing on Podillia, Volhynia, Chernihiv, Kyiv and Kherson regional folk costume and embroidery motifs, designed by talented artists Tetiana Zahryva, Oleksandra Fedorchenko, Yevhenia Nabirkina, and Nize Ermishaieva.

The fashion designer Vira Levytska has fostered a whole school of fashion designers at the Crimean university, who have created hundreds of very interesting suits. Their works have been exhibited at dozens of exhibitions in the Crimea, Kyiv and other cities in Ukraine and abroad. Stylized clothing with emphasis on embroidery not only is of high artistic value, but also is in strong demand with the consumer.

By Mykola SEMENA, The Day, Simferopol
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