In the stunning historical halls of Le Grand Rex, designer Lilia Litkovska invited us into a new aesthetic reality of everyday luxury wear with "On Air", her Autumn/Winter 2023 collection.
Ukranian designer Lilia Litkovska presents daily essential luxuries that highlight the beauty of the true self. Wrap yourself in softness with On Air for A/W 2023.
LITKOVSKA On Air A/W23 Collection: The Concept
Staged in one of the world’s most famous movie theatres, On Air displayed constant exposure to cameras, phones and mirrors, making it common to put on a mask when facing the (social media) world.
Facing unimaginable horror since the Russian full-scale war started a year ago, Ukrainians cannot afford to put on these masks any longer. Instead, they show up simply as they are and feel: the need to survive physically and emotionally has brought out their rawest selves. LITKOVSKA sees and honours the beauty of inner values and strength, of everyday life against all odds. Lilia Litkovska establishes chic in a raw and touching form, almost industrial chic, celebrating the person for what truly is when wearing and feeling the outfit, and expressing themselves in their truest form.
The On Air collection is completed by delicate accessories and jewellery in horse form, a nod to the shepherds of the Carpathian Mountains and their tradition to shape little horses out of cheese as special gifts for children and as talismans for their loved ones. Symbolising community, craftsmanship and protection, LITKOVSKA extends such blessings to the audience, the fashion industry and the wearers of her pieces.
Fashion Against The War
LITKOVSKA is a Ukrainian brand that, since its foundation in 2009, has continued to accrue international awards and has received recognition from the echelons of the fashion community. The works of the designer Lilia Litkovska are presented every season within the official schedule of Paris Fashion Week (the only UA brand to do so), where the brand delivers strong messaging to represent modern Ukrainian fashion, cultural heritage, and identity.
Since the start of the Russian war against Ukraine in February 2022, Lilia Litkovska has found refuge in Paris and she has been raising awareness of the plight of her people and home country to the wider international fashion community. Created under the constant hum of air sirens, missile attacks, blackouts, heating and water supply interruptions, logistic issues and fabric delays, the A/W23 collection On Air – shown here at Paris Fashion Week – communicates resilience through every fibre and stitch.
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Sound design - Ivan Dorn
Casting Director - Miro Raynov & Oliwia Jancerowicz
Beauty Team - Alexandra Vetrova
Photo - Antonio SO
Video - Kozubskyi Volodymyr, Ursulyak OleksandrSound design - Ivan Dorn