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Local Favorites: Best Cafes in Kyiv

We asked a bunch of local fashion insiders of Kyiv their favorite cafes. Here they are! Go and enjoy.

Rambutan Fruit Studio
Velyka Vasylkivska str., 82 – Kyiv

Lviv Handmade Chocolate
Andreevsky Spusk St., 2B, Kiev, Ukraine
Phone Number: 063 278 74 74

I Live – Organic
Phone Number: +38 (095) 700 5337

Ksenia Schnaider – Spring/Summer 2015

When designing their S/S 2015 collection, Ksenia and Anton were thinking about the perception of Ukraine in global minds. Ukraine has been Terra Incognita for most people around the world. And now image of the country became even more uncertain, and remote from reality thanks to the different media and breaking news.

In clothes, the idea of uncertainty of all things Ukrainian in minds is transferred through the use of blurred traditional Ukrainian ornaments. On those bright, black-and-red on white prints, broken pixels and glitch can be seen: allegorically, they may depict digital media which leaded to final distortion of country’s present and past. This wise play with fashion’s allusive language makes Ksenia Schnaider’s designs truly unique.

The new collection’s design stays truthful to Ksenia Schnaider’s concept and design principles. European sartorial traditions, aesthetics of smart minimalism, unisex, ideas of pure functionality, and frequent links with Slavic culture — all this can be found here, in Ksenia Schnaider S/S 2015.