As a platform that brings together countries and people, the war in Ukraine has truly troubled us. The crisis has caused irreparable damage to the country’s customs, civilisation, art and cultural artefacts that have defined Ukrainian heritage.
We, at AiSPi, believe that fashion has the extraordinary power to heel. Beyond donation and charities, by promoting small businesses and locals we can lend our support towards Ukrainian designers and brands. They have displayed admirable resilience as they continue their operations and channel their creative energy towards their designs, pieces and garments–with the hope of brighter future.
Below, you’ll find some of our favourite note-worthy Ukrainian brands. Look through to find some truly unique designs, beautiful fashion and fun concepts.
In 2006 in the city of Kyiv, Bevza was born. Following sharp and clear lines, this Ukrainian brand merges minimalism with opulence in a subtle play of silhouettes and shapes. Leaning towards delicate and earthy shades, Bevza has been a valuable and dynamic player of the Ukrainian fashion scene.
Take a stroll through their unique, fluid designs that are soft, beautiful and utterly feminine.
Known for their bold silhouettes and experimental designs, Paskal has built a reputation in the fashion scene since its first public entrance in 2013.
A Ukrainian designer whose mastery won him a ticket to the LVMH prize edition finalists, the brand dares to take outfits a step further towards the extraordinary.
Look into it especially for occasion-wear and party-ready pieces.
An experienced player in the Ukrainian fashion scene, Poustovit was founded 24 years ago by Kyiv local Lillia Poustovit. The brand takes pride in incorporating elements of the country’s heritage into its clothing.
The philosophy of this elegant female-adoring brand is: ”more than just clothes, it’s about lifestyle, carefree enjoyment of life”. The designer travels around the world and returns with a head full of ideas, which she merges with local Ukrainian elements to create powerful designs.
”The brand that made sleepwear cool,” said an article in The Guardian about Sleeper, a brand whose name denotes its affection and self-characterisation as one indulger of life’s pleasures: sleep.
The Ukrainian Sleeper does indeed suggest a winning collection of sleepwear but does not stop there. Clothes and accessories are also in the list of Sleeper’s collections, all of which are centred around comfort and luxury. No wonder Sleeper has received worldwide recognition from important fashion stakeholders!
Ukrainian designer with a force to empower women and embrace their divine femininity, Anna October does that through her clothing.
For lovers of sexy cuts and revealing designs, body-hugging dresses and a young chic attitude–you’ll love Anna October. The brand develops collections using deadstock textile adding the element of consciousness to the already dynamic personality of her eponymous brand.
If you pronounced it ”For Love” that’s no mistake! Frolov’s designer assures that love is the ultimate force behind the creation of this brand.
Born in Ukraine, Frolov has been guided by freedom and provocation to design its memorable pieces that are there to allow customers to ”empower their sexuality”.
The brand has been worn by Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, Gwen Stefani, Coco Rocha, Rita Ora, and others. From sensual corsets to embellished designs, their collections include many beautiful pieces that we love.
A niche affordable luxury Ukrainian brand, Kachorovska is an ambassador of all-time chic.
Timelessness is in the aura of all its pieces, from clothes to bags and shoes. Style dictates every facet of this 65 year old brand. The brand began as an atelier in1957, individually tailoring shoes, bags, and more. “Combining more than a half-century experience in handmade shoemaking and modern technologies, Kachorovska atelier has mastered the art of the perfect fitting shoe, eleveted our skills and style, experimented with forms, lines, and materials,” says the brand’s website.
Their timeless designs, beautiful minimalistic accessories and luxurious materials will make you fall in love. Find the style that suits you the best.