Coperni, an emerging label, expressed hope that the gesture would raise awareness of the crisis while also showcasing Ukraine’s fashion talent.
Parisian fashion house, Coperni, devoted its presentation on Thursday to Cap Est Sarl, a Ukrainian tailoring company, becoming one of the few brands to publicly address the crisis at a fashion week event. “The amazing ladies of Cap Est Sarl are great collaborators who helped realise our vision of what contemporary tailoring can be,” the brand said in a statement.
”It’s a delicate situation, on the one hand we’re a small company that’s growing; we’re achieving our dreams with a show like this. At the same time we were particularly devastated by the war, this crisis,” Coperni’s co-founder Arnaud Vaillant said.
Staying in touch with collaborators in Ukraine has been difficult, he added, but to Coperni’s knowledge, its supplier’s staff have all remained safe, taking refuge in facilities such as parking garages or fleeing the city since Russian assaults on Kyiv began.
An all-star cast of models, including the Hadid sisters and Lila Moss, walked Coperni’s runway at Paris Fashion Week and with the goal of “dressing the next generation,” the label’s latest designs emerged in the form of hooded pieces with reimagined tailoring. Cropped jackets with deconstructed components appeared elsewhere, while the Le Smoking jacket had a twisted front with midriff cut-outs. See-through garments were also seen on the runway, including Bella Hadid’s keyhole halter neck dress embellished with crystals. Meanwhile, dresses with slits were presented in baby pink and white, as well as a white sheer material with a floral pattern.
Watch the full show here below.