The LITKOVSKAYA CATWALK SHOW AT KORNIT FASHION WEEK LONDON was serial. It felt like going to fashion week during WW II. Models crying on the runway showing how compassionate they are for their homeland. The day culminated in an extraordinarily moving show from Lili LITKOVSKAYA, who was not able to show her collection at Paris Fashion Week this past March.
LITKOVSKAYA CATWALK SHOW
An all-Ukrainian female cast (“as our men are at war” explained Lili) marched down the catwalk with defiance. All against the backdrop of a rolling newsreel of imagery and words relaying atrocities of the war. Lili came out at the end in tears holding a sign in the Ukrainian colours stating HELP MARIUPOL NOW.
She was embraced by the Ukrainian Ambassador’s wife, and a group of supporting fellow countrywomen. An incredibly moving and emotional show. That was inclusive of all types of women and men of all shapes and sizes. Who knew Ukrainian’s were so diverse.
A standout piece was a simple white shirt which Kornit emblazoned with the QR codes of her fellow UA creatives that she has rallied together on the IG channel she created: @artcodeua. The collection fit the mood of the times casual day wear or street wear ready for battle. With a symbol of support for the Ukrainian on each garment.
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(Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Kornit Fashion Week London)