Kyiv Security Forum

Everything happening in fashion is reflection of reality where we live – Oksana Karavanska

07 April 2017, 21:25

“Fashion is a most comprehensive phenomenon in today’s human life. Everything that is happening in fashion is an absolute reflection of the reality where we live”, Oksana Karavanska, a Ukrainian designer, noted at 10th Kyiv Security Forum held by the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Foundation Open Ukraine.

Elaborating on the perception of fashion, the Ukrainian designer said that fashion having existed for centuries had grown into a very beautiful, very modern product. Thus the designer described it as a variable, fleeting, sometimes thoughtless, but, at the same time, a very constant social form.

“Over the past 100 years a lot has been written about fashion, numerous analyses have been carried out: where it comes from, who constructs it and for what reason, how it affects human psychology. And frankly, there is still no answer to these questions. The only thing to say is that fashion is a barometer of public opinion. After all, political, social, and climatic conditions, along with wars – they all leave a mark on fashion”, Oksana Karavanska believes.

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Kyiv Security Forum was launched by the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Foundation Open Ukraine in 2007 is an annual international event to high-level discussions on the current issues in the Black Sea region and wider Europe. The Forum aims at increasing security cooperation between the EU and the Black Sea region, raising awareness about regional developments among key regional players, promoting the role of independent and non-governmental actors in setting the security agenda in Europe.