FASHION FOR THE PEACE
Fashion for the peace
On March 28, 2014 in New York at The National Arts Club took place fashion show by designer Oksana Karavanska “Ukrainian Haute Couture Fall 2014”.
The National Arts Club is a private club in Gramercy Park, Manhattan, New York City, which was founded in 1898 by Charles DeKay, an art and literary critic of the New York Times to "stimulate, foster, and promote public interest in the arts and to educate the American people in the fine arts"
Collection by Oksana Karavanska Haute Couture Fall 2014 showcases 50 models representing both pret-a-porter, as well as haute couture outfits. Music for the exclusive fashion show was created by art director of the vocal formation “Pikkardiyska Tertsiya” Volodymyr Yakymets, while accessories were kindly provided by Talia Jewellery. The basic idea behind the collection is clothing which is so self-contained and so extraordinary that it may exist beyond time and fashion.
“Its legacy may be inherited by future generations, as it is representing creative, peaceful, confident in it’s future Ukraine. This show is truly fashion for the peace” said Ambassador and Permanent Representative from Ukraine to the United Nations Yuriy Sergeyev in his complimentary speech before the show.
The announcement of the upcoming presentation of Lviv designer ignited a lot of interest among American fashionistas - among event’s guests came editors of the recognized fashion magazines (Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Town&Country, Harper’s Bazaar, ElegantNY, Flatt Magazine, Manhattan Luxury, NUTtiness, Wall Street Journal), representatives of New Yorks’s leading fashion boutiques and malls as well as wives of the UN Ambassadors.
Oksana Karavanska - a member of the expert committee of the Fashion Council of Ukraine - is one of the most famous, most creative and called-for Ukrainian designers, reads fashionweek.ua. In 1997 Oksana Karavanska opened the first Ukrainian author’s boutique and registered Oksana Karavanska trademark. Since 1998 she has regularly participated in the Ukrainian Fashion Week. In 2002 Oksana Karavanska won Grand Prix at Crystal Silhouette Competition for the best dress of the year, and was called the best designer of the year according to Ukrainian Centre of Fashion Development. Since 2002 she has begun to conduct annual author’s shows pret-a-porter and haute couture in Ukraine. Next year Karavanska made several fashion show collections in the U.S. and Canada - winter 2004 collection in New York, Chicago, Washington, Denver and in Toronto. Having opened her first boutique in 2004 in Kyiv she, one year later, presented the fur collection at the MIFUR (Milan). That same year she created Haute Couture collection specially for the Eurovision-2005, hosted by Kyiv, Ukraine. She owns several trademarks including OK’, OK’ for men and OKIDS’