Ukranian stylists and photographers called Treti Pivni have decided to bring back national Ukranian dresses in traditional Ukranian floral headdresses.
Traditionally, these floral headdresses are worn by young, unmarried women as a sign of their “purity” and marital eligibility. In pre-Christian times, they were even thought to protect innocent girls from evil spirits.
Currently, after the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution, the headdresses are being worn in daily life to symbolize national pride.
According to the tradition, these headdresses were worn by young, unmarried women to show their “purity” and marital eligibility. Now though, the artists are using them as a reminder of Ukrainian identity in rough times the country is going through. With continuing political and actual physical pressure from Russia, the country faces serious threats to its integrity and unity is needed more than ever.
As model Nadiia Shapoval told Vogue Magazine: “I think we are coming back to floral themes because fashion is starting to react on wars that we are having around the globe. We need some tenderness.“