Today we celebrate the World Day of Vyshyvanka, traditional Ukrainian embroiderу!
Part of Ukraine's national dress, the vyshyvanka has a rich history. Throughout many centuries, it has been the epitome of Ukrainian traditions, values, culture, and spirit.
However, the vyshyvanka has reasons to confidently look into the future. Easily recognisable worldwide, this unique, colourful and diverse work of art has become a fashion trend, gaining popularity in recent times. After Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity of 2014, the bright and practical vyshyvankas became an international street-style hit. Contemporary Ukrainian designers have turned the vyshyvanka into a fashionable item that conquers the catwalks everywhere.
The way that Ukrainian ethnic clothing has been capturing the hearts of not only Ukrainians but also foreigners is nothing short of impressive. One can often come across images of vyshyvanka-clad celebrities. In particular, the British singer Adele has been spotted wearing a vyshyvanka for the cover of Vogue.
After all, the vyshyvanka is not only a national symbol of Ukraine but also an everlasting emblem of unity and a lucky charm that stands for the power of faith and hope for a brighter future!