Ukrainian “Vyshyvanka” in Hollywood.
06.05.2014 14:52 NNnewsnetwork
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Embroidery has become a global trend.
Designers are actively using embroidered flowers and Ukrainian folk designs on shirts, blouses and dresses in their collections.
On the Internet there are more images of world stars in blouses and dresses decorated with traditional Ukrainian pattern.
One of the most common variants of the Ukrainian national costume has become Isabel Marant’s blouse from the Etoile Collection this year. Not everyone has the same opportunity to go to Ukraine and buy a real “vyshyvanka” [embroidered shirt].
This for example is the new Alberta Ferretti 2014 Spring / Summer Collection. Social networks users have pronounced “one never ending vyshyvanka.”
It’s also worth noting that the fashion for Ukrainian style is not a novelty of recent days. The Ukrainian nation was self-sufficient and aroused interest all over the world long before recent events, and even long before the proclamation of independence of the country as such.
For example, exclusive photos of the cult singer Jim Morrison in a Ukrainian embroidered shirt, taken in 1966 by American photographer Guy Webster.
As previously reported by News Network, this year’s parade of the national shirt was held in London, Toronto, Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Chernigov, Zhytomyr, Rivne, Lutsk, Vinnitsa, Poltava, Mykolaiv, Talnoye, Zolotonosha, Ternopil, Shepetovka, Megamarsh was also in Mozambique and in many other cities of Ukraine as well as around the world.
And one more Jim Morrison in a vyshyvanka, also from 1968 but a different shirt this time, in a photo shoot by celebrated American photographer Richard Avedon: