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.