Fashionable, yet wearable—Three words that sum up Alena Tumko. The budding Ukrainian designer presented her collection to the largest fashion week in Eastern Europe, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) Kiev… But she wasn’t quite happy with the results.
The collection had a casual, carefree vibe that screamed ‘effortlessly chic’, outlining loose-fitting pieces with simple lines. Importing the fabrics from Italy and Paris, Tumko drew attention to the waist with wrap jackets and cut-out details, juxtaposing it with bondage-inspired collars and print. And the models’ fresh faces with clean eyeliner gave the pieces an overall confident stance.
Yet on her Facebook page, Tumko publicly complained about MBFW organizers, stating that the only thing she received from MBFW was photos. All promotions focused on a select few designers, and Tumko was less than impressed with MBFW’s lack of support.
With drama brewing in the Eastern European fashion world, we are left wondering if Alena Tumko is ready to take on the world.
Photos: GPS Radar