CPHFW continues partnership with Ukrainian Fashion Week


Copenhagen Fashion Week and Ukrainian Fashion Week continues partnership focused on uplifting a fellow fashion organisation in times of war.

Ukrainian Fashionweek and CPHFW are proud to partner once again for the SS24 edition, spotlighting inspiring and resilient Ukrainian talent.

CPHFW will be featuring 4 fashion films from the Ukrainian collections of Domanof, Gasanova, Gunia Project, and Juliya Kros on our official presentation schedule in a one-time slot through the link on the Ukrainian Fashion Week YouTube channel and on the CPHFW IG channel 8 August, 14:00 – 14:30 CEST.

CPHFW stands with Ukraine and hopes to continue to build stronger bridges between both organizations in order to support the industry to continue to grow and flourish in times of war.


Despite the Russian war in Ukraine, Ukrainian fashion designers continue to create in challenging conditions and the Ukrainian fashion industry demonstrates its resilience and resistance. After the full-scale Russian invasion, Ukrainian Fashion Week launched the "Support Ukrainian Fashion" Initiative to help Ukrainian designers. Thus, the 51st and 52nd seasons of UFW for the first time during its 25 years of history took place, not in Kyiv, but on the international catwalks, allowing Ukrainian fashion brands to introduce their collections created during the war on the international fashion scene within 14 professional events. Within the “Support Ukrainian Fashion” Initiative by UFW 52 Ukrainian designers have introduced their collections within fashion shows and presentations at 10 fashion weeks in Europe and the USA: at Copenhagen Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Berlin Fashion Week, and others. It is extremely important to give visibility to Ukrainian fashion brands now in the background of the ongoing war providing the opportunity for them to get orders on the European and international markets. It therefore will save companies, businesses, and workplaces of hundreds of workers (seamstresses, clothes, constructors, stylists, managers) and support the Ukrainian fashion industry during the war.

Designers Digitally Presenting

GASANOVA is a couture and pret-a-porter brand that combines a love of comfort, quality, and uniqueness. The brand comes from Donetsk, where back in 2013 it was made by designer Elvira Gasanova, a dentist by education and an organizer by spirit.
At the moment, the brand produces many different garments: the Wedding line, Sport, Crystal, and Casual. The pieces by Gasanova were worn by Gigi Hadid, Kourtney Kardashian, Irina Sheik, Lais Ribeiro, Bleona Qereti, Toni Braxton, Vanessa Hudgens, Toni Garrn, and more. Gasanova is about fabrics and detailed jewelry, crystals, and a perfect fitting.
Gasanova loves and respects her clients, so each crystal product has a life-long assurance and has a big size chart. The strength of the brand is also a huge size chart and versatility of products.
“It is very important for me every girl in any size feel special, and therefore you can come to us without waiting for a special tailoring and in a minute buy a suit or dress and be stunningly beautiful”- says Elvira. There are a lot of girls among them, with mothers, daughters, and grandmothers, and each of them has something to choose from Gasanova!
This brand is also about slow fashion. “We design our pieces to be called timeless and with an extended lifespan”. This is an exclusively family brand, so it is sacred to me as is the family.

We are Nataliia and Maria, creative directors and co-founders of Gunia Project. We have worked together for a long time in the fashion industry. The creative duo was formed in 2017 during volunteer work with the Center of Folk Culture "Ivan Honchar Museum".
We were inspired by the idea of modernizing Ukrainian art and creating a modern Ukrainian souvenir. The first product to be released under the brand name was the Hutsul wool coat Gunya, which is created on hand machines in the Carpathians. It is in honor of this product that the Gunia Project brand got its name. Today, the brand does not limit itself to the framework but creates collections of exceptional things for everyday use, inspired by Ukrainian culture and heritage.
The main mission of the brand is to preserve our national values and tell the whole world about the beauty of Ukraine. We are confident that today our activities will become even more valuable. Things are made in the brand's manufactory or existing artisanal manufactories of the country, which its founders carefully chose to cooperate by heart. The manual work in the production of Gunia Project is 80 percent, the remaining 20 are mechanical operations that are best performed by the machine.
Gunia Project integrates recognizable elements of traditional culture into modern design objects and seeks new forms of Ukrainian style. The brand is inspired but does not repeat the examples of folk art. The founders are researching crafts to find their application in the modern world of technology.

DOMANOF was established in 2008 in Odesa. And since expanded in Ukraine and Europe. Was created by Dima and Alyona two designers and co-owners. The first collection of DOMANOF was shown in 2008 on Ukrainian Fashion Week. The outstanding feature of the brand is its wish to experiment and combine clean lines and natural quality fabrics. Designers always dive into humans’ inner feelings to show that clothes have souls.

Juliya Perekrestova, a designer and founder of the brand Juliya Kros, lives and works in Ukraine. From early childhood, she had a dream to create clothes, so for her favorite dolls, she used to sew entire collections of dresses from the remnants of her grandmother's fabrics. A little later, in her youth, the future designer created clothes for herself. After graduating as a lawyer and working in a totally different sphere, Julia wouldn’t stop dreaming of becoming a designer and starting her own brand.
Over time, realizing that it was time to make her dream come true, she decided to get the proper fashion designer education in Italy. Juliya saved money for the expensive education working in a completely different professional sphere. In the summer of 2015, her first collection was created and presented at the Ukrainian Fashion Week in the SS2016 season.
Already during her studies, Juliya became interested in Japanese modeling course which determined the style of Juliya Kros brand in the future - intellectual deconstructivism. Since 2015, the brand has been a regular participant in Ukrainian Fashion Week, and Juliya Perekrestova has been mentoring young designers.