Monday, 17 October 2022

LITKOVSKA Opens A New Season: Vesnianka S/S23

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After a time of cold and struggles, there is always Spring to warm your heart up. Designer Lilia Litkovska, under her label LITKOVSKA, just presented her blooming vision in Paris with her latest women's collection.

LITKOVSKA pays tribute to its country with its S/S23 womenswear collection that breathes authenticity, positivity and hope for the future: Vesnianka.

About the Collection: Vesnianka S/S23

LITKOVSKA presented its first official mono-brand catwalk show since the UA invasion, having staged a stunningly moving catwalk show and performance with Ukrainian women in a national dress singing their traditional rites of Spring hymns within the gardens. This is dedicated to the brand's Spring/Summer 23 collection, a poetic and sincere study of rebirth and life cycles. The new collection is called 'Vesnianka' and pays tribute to these traditional Ukrainian spring greeting songs – a traditional way to welcome a new beginning and express hopes for a better future.

For LITKOVSKA, 'Vesnianka' is a visual tale about hopes for tomorrow, and fears and choices to be made: a documented metaphorical transition, the collection praises a fearless step towards the new dawn, the new spring, a new world. Designer Lilia Litkovska sees Ukraine as an unquenchable source of inspiration: a young nation going through adolescence and fighting for its freedom, the designer’s homeland is still in its 'Spring' years, which became a core of the collection’s concept.

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Lilia Litkovska has been committed to helping her country financially and artistically, raising awareness about the struggles of the war, creating charitable projects and championing the work of her fellow Ukrainian designers.

About the Aesthetics of Vesnianka

For the S/S23 collection, the designer also aimed to combine couture with a bold statement. Several pieces are decorated with the embroidery of a heartbreaking poem called "A Prayer of a Ukrainian Patriot", which was initially written by a political dissident in his blood on the walls of his cell in the 1930s.

In terms of visual aesthetics, LITKOVSKA stays true to its refined, arts-inspired chic – an intersection between sophisticated tailoring and daily comfort filled with allusions to traditional Ukrainian costume. The neutral colour palette ranges from innocent raw linen to strict and bold black pieces – a subtle way to accentuate the diversity of choices youth brings. Weightless fringed dresses and crocheted accessories sit alongside tailored masculine suits and intricate gowns. Spring/Summer 23 LITKOVSKA styles are unified in their difference: ceremonial and down-to-earth, androgynous and feminine, bountied with pitch-perfect lines and charmingly chaotic silhouettes, they embody youthful energy in a humble, intimate way.

About the Designer: Lilia Litkovska

Lilia, the representative of the fourth generation of tailors, lives for the art of crafting and sews past and present, traditions and vision of a bright future.
She superbly translates masculine shapes for the female silhouette with oversized coats and wrapping baggy jeans. For mother and daughters, casual-chic pieces paired with crip slim dresses in a balanced contrast that is proper of the female: fragile and strong like the natural elements.

Discover the sartorial touch of Ukrainian with LITKOVSKA online.

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