FASHION SCOUT KIEV| Day One Highlights AW14

On March 29th and March 30th Fashion Scout Kiev took place, showcasing the work of both innovative and exciting upcoming designers in the Ukraine. From the architectural aesthetic of Alisa Kuzembaeva to the purity of Natali Dudka, we run through the designers that featured on the Fashion Scout Kiev catwalk on Day One. 

Natali Dudka

Natali Dudka was the first designer to grace the Fashion Scout Kiev catwalk with her work and did so with tailored purity. With white garments and defined cuts, architectural cuts seemed key in a collection that although strong and structured on the surface, seemed to also whisper innocent charm under its surface. 

Alisa Kuzembaeva

Building on the work she produced for her SS14 collection, architecture was again married with womenswear for Alisa Kuzembaeva's AW14 collection. Sticking again to a darker colour palette, graphic curves and dramatic face and neck pieces only cemented further the elements within her aesthetic she's become known for.


Masking and explorations of identity seemed a recurring theme on the Fashion Scout Kiev runway. Walking both men and womenswear pieces down the catwalk, textured fabrics and free-flowing silhouettes were all a part of Kass' AW14 offering. Autumnal in colour and with an element of minimalism, the masks added depth to a collection of simple garments and effortless wearability.


A designer known for the romanticism she introduces to her designs, Krasilnikova featured as a part of our AW14 Kiev Fashion Days at our Freemasons Hall in London this season. In a collection that featured laser-cut detailing as well as jumpers and faux-fur, she re-introduced her intricate pieces with the utilitarian ones to continued positive responses.

Taras Volyn

As a designer, Taras Volyn is dedicated to producing garments that don't attract attention but instead, emphasise the wearer's dignity. Taking traditional tailoring and wearable designs to the Fashion Scout Kiev catwalk, it seemed his AW14 well and truly did that. Winning the Design It competition, this collection was inspired by the art of jewellers which was only emphasised by his delivery of a precious stone colour palette. 


"People of the future, in my view, tend to be simple. Emphasised by unique, innovative accents," says Olya Stelmakhova on the theme for Ostel's AW14 collection. Pairing panelled detailing with more embellished elements, there seemed certainly seemed to be an undertone of tomorrow's world in experimental silhouetting and zip and buckle additions.

Be sure to check back to the blog Friday for a round-up of Day Two. 

By Josh Walker, Editor, (@josh_walker_).