Lviv Society

LVIV’S FIRST ETHNOFASHIONDAY

Issue 111, April 2018.
On April 15th the square in front of the Lviv’s Opera and Ballet theatre played host for the EthnoFashionDay, a fashion show featuring Ukrainian ethno outfits.

IDEAL AUTOMOBILE OF THE FUTURE ALREADY IN LVIV

Issue 111, April 2018.
Powerful, daring and impeccable Jaguar I-PACE opens new dimensions of the electric car designs. On March 11th at Lviv’s Malevych night club Leopolitan public, for the first time in Ukraine was delighted with exclusive presentation of Jaguar I-PACE - the first sports electric car, redesigned by British automobile manufacturer from the scratch into something completely unique. Presentation was organized by company “Imperi Motors”, official dealership of Jaguar Land Rover in Western Ukraine.

Grand Hotel Lviv’s Star-Studded Launch Party

Issue 111, April 2018.
The official launch party for Lviv’s elite Grand Hotel had a bit of a Hollywood feel after American socialite Paris Hilton – the great-granddaughter of eponymous hotelier Conrad Hilton - was in attendance. The celebrity heiress and reality TV star arrived in Ukraine together with her fiancée actor Chris Zylka for the opening of a hotel where she also performed a DJ set.

Austrian President Visits Lviv

Issue 111, April 2018.
Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen visited Lviv on 15 March, where he met with city and regional leaders to discuss the possibilities of cooperation between the Lviv region and the Alpine country. During his visit to Lviv, van der Bellen and his spouse took a stroll through the city centre, visited the Austrian library, and met with students at the Ukrainian Catholic University.

Lviv Fashion Week – Autumn/Winter 2018

Issue 111, April 2018.
Ukraine’s fashion capital hosted Lviv Fashion Week from 22-25 March – four days filled with buzz, gossip, shows, and of course, clothes! The glamorous event was mainly hosted at Lviv’s D. Halytskyi International Airport and featured the autumn and winter collections from some of Ukraine’s most renowned designers – Vozianov, Kateryna Karol, Couture de Fleur, Ivanna Yukhymchuk, and J. Perekriostova. Leopolitan fashionistas and guests of the city also took in a number of educational roundtables and enjoyed the main showroom, where they had the chance to purchase stylish clothes, bags, shoes, and other fashion accessories from over 30 popular Ukrainian and foreign brands.

French Ambassador Launches French Spring in Lviv

Issue 111, April 2018.
Lviv’s History Museum was the site for the official launch of French Spring 2018, an event designed to popularize French culture, from art and cinema to music and the culinary arts. Organised by the Institute Francais d’Ukraine, Alliance Francaise (AF), and the Embassy of France in nine Ukrainian cities including Lviv, the event was officially opened by French Ambassador Isabelle Dumont.

Lviv Tour Guide Forum

Issue 110, March 2018.
Lviv’s FESTRepublic Club played host to the Lviv Tour Guide Forum from 27-28 February. The platform for tour guides, operators, and agencies to share ideas and experiences was initiated by the Lviv Tourism Office and featured several panel discussions, including ‘Centre of life outside the centre’, ‘Successful cases of tourist decentralisation’, and ‘Transformation of Sykhiv’s A. Dovzhenko Cultural and Educational Centre’. Other panels looked at regional centres, like ‘Dnipro – a new tourist destination on the map of Ukraine’, and ‘Ternopil – tourist hub in Western Ukraine’

Napalm Death Metal Gig in Lviv

Issue 110, March 2018.
Lviv’s !FESTRepublic Club was the scene for British extreme metal band Napalm Death’s concert on 23 February. Formed back in ’81, the group is credited as pioneers of the grindcore genre by incorporating elements of crust punk and death metal.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Visits Lviv

Issue 110, March 2018.
Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, payed a working visit to Lviv on 2 March to meet with Lviv Region leaders, as well as teachers and students at Lviv’s I. Franko National University.

Women’s March for Equal Rights

Issue 110, March 2018.
The feminist movement has always been about equality for all women, but there are many paths to that goal. One of them featured hundreds of feminists wielding colourful posters at the annual Leopolitan Women’s March on International Women’s Day on 8 March. Over 200 participants demanded an end to gender-based violence and discriminatory policies.