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"Ain't it different?" is at Berlin Fashion Week 2024
For the last year, we have been working on creating and improving the production of not only shoes, but also clothes from our own material, which we produce from used shoes.
In October 2023, we became one of the eighteen overall winners, and one of the four Ukrainian ones in the competition of concepts from the Berlin Fashion Week, which will take place from February 5 to 8, 2024. Therefore, we have the opportunity to present the results of our year's work and experiments to the public as part of the official fashion week in Berlin.
The name of our collection is "Ain't it different?
We are very grateful to the Berlin Fashion Week team for this opportunity and trust! We also thank the Ukrainian Fashion Week for their fruitful work that made this possible for Ukrainian designers.
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Vegan Fashion Week x Ukraine Fashion Week
The negative impact of the fashion industry on the environment is, unfortunately, unpleasantly impressive. It is possible to overcome the current crisis by starting cooperation in the matter of preserving the Earth's ecology as soon as possible.
Vegan Fashion Week is an event that promotes the exchange of experience in this direction. This year, over three days in October, this event turned Los Angeles into the capital of sustainable fashion. Ukrainian Fashion Week . became one of VFW's partners.
As part of the "Support Ukrainian Fashion" initiative, UFW presented the images of 11 Ukrainian designers. Among them was the conceptual shoe brand Palingenisy. All participating brands are cruelty-free and sustainable.
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Photo: @Marina Mir; @Thehendrys; @Alexx Mayes; @Ryan Feng
ITS Footwear Award Powered by Fondazione Ferragamo
Dmytro Hontarenko, the designer of the Ukrainian footwear brand PALINGENESY, has won the International Talents Support (ITS) contest in the Footwear Award nomination supported by Fondazione Ferragamo.
The award ceremony took place at the ITS Arcademy Museum of Contemporary Art in Trieste, Italy.
The jury said that Hontarenko had “combined research, craftsmanship and attention to sustainability in his project, embracing the challenges of our present time not as obstacles but as incentives, with the spirit of the true creative, like Salvatore Ferragamo”.
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Photo: @Francesco Chiot ITS2022 ; @Pietro D’Aprano ITS2022
Epson Digital Fashion Lab x Ukraine Fashion Week
During the Ukrainian Fashion Week FW22-23 FW22-23, twenty graduates of the Epson Digital Fashion Lab educational project presented collections of their own brands.
A new era of young Ukrainian designers is rising to the top of the increasingly saturated fashion industry. Each of the 20 participants of Digital Fashion Lab, a joint project of Epson and Ukrainian Fashion Week, presented their original printed collections.
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Initiative with techwear brand Riot Division
Bring an old pair of sneakers and participate in the development of unique recycled shoes for RIOTDIVISION .
In August 2021, we installed a box to collect used shoes in the RIOTDIVISION concept store, which were disassembled and will be used in our future works, and as part of the campaign we created two pairs of sneakers that were used by RIOTDIVISION.
The finale of this collab is a raffle of sneakers among the audience of the brand, but unfortunately, due to the full-scale invasion of the russian federation on February 24, 2022, this did not happen, so we hope that the collab will be finalized in the future.
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