These atmospheric videos from the project “Authentic Ukraine” are a visual meditation on beauty and femininity embodied in the traditional Ukrainian costumes.
The clothing in the videos comes from different regions. All the costumes are shown in great detail so that you could enjoy the intricate patterns of the embroidery and bright red accents placed by coral jewellery.
Costumes, featured in the video 1:
Costumes, featured in the video 2:
The aim of the project “Authentic Ukraine” is much more ambitious than just to show the way Ukrainian women dressed in the past. The creators of the project strive to awaken our cultural memory. They believe, that by getting to know the past we will be able to build the future we all want to live in. To better understand ourselves, we ought to find out answers to a number of questions: who we are, how our ancestors lived, what dreams they had and how their aesthetic thinking worked. The project draws inspiration from the XIX century, skipping over a hundred years of the Soviet culture. Its main aim is to develop modern Ukrainian cultural identity, nourished by our rich history. “Authentic Ukraine” enlivens the Ukrainian traditions to popularize them in the world and to make Ukrainians fall in love with their own culture again.
Videos were created by the project “Authentic Ukraine” http://ukraineauthentic.com/
Project manager: Ina Zaliznyuk – https://www.facebook.com/inna.zalizniyk
Clothing from the collections of Vladimir Schybra and Olena Didyk
Models: students of KNU.
Operator: Michael Taran