Fashionable 90s
February 21, 2017

On February, 21, 2017, at 6.30 pm, Zoya Zvynatskivska will give a lecture on "Street Style in Ukraine in the late 1980s – early 1990s: From Ban to Dream." The event is part of the lectures and discussions program "Transformations in East Europe: 27 Years After". Open to the Public.

The restructuring "perestroika" period was the first time in the USSR when the "iron curtain" became more transparent and finally fell soon after. Due to cooperative stores and the "shuttle trade", the general public received access to a wide range of magazines and films, but also to the clothing never seen before. Ukrainian Soviet society plunged into the diversity of world fashion and selected the images and things that were as remote from the "Soviets" as possible. The lecture will focus on the typical images of the times, the phenomenon of vogue of specific articles of clothing, interpretation of Western brand names and creation of own senses.

Zoya Zvyniatskivska – a fashion historian, fashion critic, a journalist, a culture studies scholar, and art expert. Founder of the Ukrainian Museum of Fashion, lecturer at the "Culture Project" and the Kiev Fashion Institute. She designed some author’s lecture courses "History of 20th c. Fashion", "Ukrainian Fashion of the Independence Period", "Fashionable Avant-Garde". Authored a chapter on fashion of Ukraine after 1991 in the 10 volume encyclopaedia "World Dress and Fashion" (Berg Publishers, Oxford, UK)