While getting my daily dose of Refinery29 (I'm ADDICTED to this website, by the way) this morning, I was pleasantly surprised to see one of my favourite Ukrainian designers - Sasha Kanevski - among the 7 European designers one needs to know in 2012. It is humorous to see Sasha referred to as "she", since he's one of the manliest male designers out there.
I know that this guy has been getting his global recognition in 2011 after appearing in Vogue Paris, but this casual among-top-seven-to-know-in-the-States-designers status does me proud as a Ukrainian fashionista.
It's very interesting to watch my native fashion grow, considering its youth and - frankly - lack of experience. Can't wait until the new season's fashion weeks here. I assure you, they are worth seeing.