A good suit is worth a month’s salary, or even more. At least it is according to British designer and writer Richard Anderson of Savile Row Bespoke Association. An owner of a tailoring house in London, Anderson gave a master class to Ukrainian tailors in Kyiv on Nov. 21 and shared some tips on what a perfect suit must be like.
Anderson came to Kyiv invited by the Indposhiv, a local atelier specializing in the handmade suits, to present the Indposhiv’s latest product B1, a handmade bespoke suit.
Anyone in the vicinity of the Premier Palace Hotel on the afternoon of Nov. 27 could have heard the excited screams of some 30 freezing fans, all fighting to get closer to the three British celebrities trapped in the center of the crowd. The cause of all the commotion was the three hosts of the popular BBC Top Gear series: Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond. The three stayed in Ukraine for several days filming an episode for the show.
The Top Gear trio, perhaps the world’s most famous show about motor vehicles, never revealed their intention to visit Ukraine and only tipped off its fans in a tweet by Clarkson saying that he and May will meet Hammond in a “secret location.” They only hinted that they were “going where the girls will make us sing and shout.”
Ukrainian souvenirs such as pysankas (painted Easter eggs), vyshyvankas (embroidered shirts) and Petrykivka ornamental paintings are common gifts. Another is the stackable Russian matryoshka doll, often mistaken as an authentic Ukrainian souvenir.
The office is not the only place for work, but a place where people spend much of their lives. This is perhaps why Ukrainian employers are starting to care more about the comfort of their employees and are working to increase productivity in their offices.
Sitting down in a red armchair, in a red-and-yellow office with a bright yellow boat in the middle, Gary Korogodsky apologizes for the mess around, and makes a peace offering of tea. Actually, the mess in reference is merely a scattering of black-and-white pictures from Korogodsky’s family archive on the coffee table.
Ambassadors of the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and France recorded videos in support of Ukraine’s European integration.
It’s not a new trick for an actress to sing. Some Hollywood stars, including Jennifer Lopez, Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan have already blessed the public with their vocal talents. Ukrainian-born movie star and model Milla Jovovich is no exception. Now a recording of Jovovich has popped up at Youtube lately.
Odesa once was the city of resorts, seaport and delicious cuisine. But now a new trend is driving all that out. Odesa is fast becoming “the city of living dolls.”
Editor’s note: In this weekend feature, the Kyiv Post brings together images of some of Kyiv's most fashionable people as well as their personal style advice and shopping recommendations.
The last exhibition of artist Vasyl Krychevskiy took place in 1940 and had some 1,050 of his works on display. Today, only 300 pieces are left and are available to the public. Krychevskiy, also known as the designer of the Ukrainian coat of arms, was born in the village of Vorozhba in 1873.
What happens if you combine two university graduates with a curious sense of fashion, colorful socks and a crowd-fundraising platform? In the modern world the answer is “a successful international startup.”
Right before “Sickfuckpeople” (2013), an Austrian documentary by a Ukrainian director, screened at the ongoing Molodist film festival in Kyiv on Oct. 21, Ukraine was generously added to the credits at the end in the list of countries of production.
The recent Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days (Oct. 18-20) was graced by an appearance from a Western celebrity. American street style photographer and blogger Scott Schuman, perhaps better known as The Sartorialist, turned up at the event.
Schuman, 44, left a career as a men’s fashion director in 2005 and began photographing people on the streets of New York, posting the images to an online blog, which he titled The Sartorialist. It didn’t take long before he amassed a large following of admirers, and inspired nearly as many copycats.
While he spends a majority of time at home in New York City and working in Western Europe, he managed to find time to visit Poland and Ukraine last week, countries whose fashion scenes, he says, are on the up and up.
Editor’s note: In this feature, the Kyiv Post brings together images of some of Kyiv's most fashionable people as well as their personal style advice and shopping recommendations. This week, we asked people to share their impressions from the Ukrainian Fashion Week shows.
Editor’s note: In this weekend feature, the Kyiv Post brings together images of some of Kyiv's most fashionable people as well as their personal style advice and shopping recommendations. This week, we also asked people for their receipts to get warm in the cold city.
When Vogue Ukraine was launched in March, fan anticipation centered on who would grace the cover. The choice would be a Ukrainian top model, but since the field includes many good options, there was still mystery over who would get the honor.