Today, Copenhagen Fashion Week and Ukrainian Fashion Week are pleased to announce a partnership focused on uplifting a fellow fashion organisation in times of war.
As the invasion of Ukraine enters day 166, the Ukrainian fashion industry is fighting to not only survive and mobilize, but also to continue creating collections to tell the world about Ukrainian resilience as well as to show Ukrainian national identity through fashion.
As such, Copenhagen Fashion Week is pleased to support Ukrainian Fashion Week in their determinism to ensure their brands are provided with the opportunity to be nurtured and showcased by their global allies and supporters.
With 2022 marking the 25th anniversary of Ukrainian Fashion Week (UFW), numerous projects that were announced during the 50th season of UFW have been halted in Ukraine due to the severe war that erupted through Russia’s invasion. As such, UFW launched the “Support Ukrainian Fashion" Initiative to reinforce Ukrainian designers and ensure presenting of their new collections on the international catwalks.
Through the partnership with Ukrainian Fashion Week, Copenhagen Fashion Week will be showcasing the COAT and TG Botanical as part of the official Event & Presentation Schedule. The COAT will be releasing a digital fashion film and TG Botanicals as a physical presentation. Spalt PR will be the official PR supporters for both brands.
“In light of the atrocities we have borne witness to on the nation of Ukraine, any support we can present to the Ukrainian fashion industry is vital to the preservation of their own creative ecosystem that has been so cruelly threatened. We are excited to present the COAT and TG Botanical as part of our fashion week and welcome their brands and creative expressions as one of our own. This partnership we have cultivated with the Ukrainian Fashion Week is based upon the notion that all fashion organisations must show respect and support to one another, in times of darkness and the unknown.”
– Cecilie Thorsmark, CEO Copenhagen Fashion Week
“For now, fashion weeks in 9 countries support Ukrainian designers and Ukrainian Fashion Week in this extremely difficult and tragic time. The 51st UFW season will become international. We are deeply thankful to Copenhagen Fashion Week for your support of Ukrainian brands the COAT by Katya Silchenko and TG Botanical this season. We hope that your kind gesture of assistance now will also lay the foundation for our future fruitful partnerships. Fashion has an exceptional power to stand for human rights, diversity and freedom. Today, fashion shows humanity and support.”
– Iryna Danylevska, Founder and CEO of Ukrainian Fashion Week.
About Ukrainian Fashion Week
Ukrainian Fashion Week was founded in 1997 and became the first prêt-à-porter event in Central Europe. UFW is held twice a year fully meeting world standards for fashion weeks. Each season of Ukrainian Fashion Week includes from 30 to 40 fashion shows and welcomes around 12 000 guests. Traditionally 150 Ukrainian and international media are accreditated. Our mission as an institution is to promote Ukrainian designers all around the world. Today Ukrainian Fashion Week is developing in key areas – sustainability, digitalization, inclusion and diversity.
About Copenhagen Fashion Week
Copenhagen Fashion Week is the largest fashion week in the Nordic region held biannually in January/February and August. Each season, Copenhagen Fashion Week welcomes leading international press, buyers and industry leaders across our global network to three days of shows, presentations and events alongside the two trade shows CIFF and Revolver. Sustainability is the core focus for Copenhagen Fashion Week, striving towards making substantial changes to inspire and encourage the industry to take steps towards positive and responsible change. In January 2020, Copenhagen Fashion Week unveiled an ambitious three-year Sustainability Action Plan, presenting an innovative system of minimum requirements for brands to be part of the official schedule as of 2023.