Lviv Society

LFW – Spring/Summer 2018

Issue 106, November 2017.
Lviv rolled out the red carpet for the glamorous Lviv Fashion Week – Spring / Summer 2018 collections last month. Traditionally hosted at Lviv’s D. Halytskyi International Airport, this season’s event added some new and intriguing locations – the Metropolitan A. Sheptytsky Centre and the Machine Hall at Lviv Polytechnic National University. The event attracted some of Ukraine’s most recognized designers, including Marta Wacholz, Vozianov, Oksana Mukha by Kateryna Yalova, Lesia Semi, and Olena Dats. Leopolitan fashionistas and guests of the city were also delighted by the debut collections of Olesya Marchuk and Jeisoni by Novitska.

2017 Polish Cinema Festival

Issue 106, November 2017.
The ‘Under the High Castle’ Polish cinema festival was held in Lviv for the sixth time from 6-15 October. Organised by the General Consulate in Lviv together with the Polish Institute of Cinematic Art, the festival aims to promote Polish film, as well as the general history and culture of Ukraine’s neighbour to the west.

Roksolana Celebrates 3 Years in Lviv!

Issue 106, November 2017.
The Roksolana shopping gallery– Lviv’s recognised centre of exquisite style, conceptual fashion, and premium shopping – recently celebrated its third anniversary. The festivities featured fashion shows from the latest collections of glamorous world-class boutiques like Stefano Lompas, Sternat, and Sonia deLux.

Escape to Elegance at Olena Dats’ Gallery

Issue 106, November 2017.
Right after the presentation of her latest collection at Paris Fashion Week, Leopolitan designer Olena Dats delighted her local fans with her Spring / Summer 2018 collection at Lviv’s remarkable Astoria Hotel. Her new collection allows you to escape the mundane daily routine to a world of splendour and glamour by telling a story about sophisticated parties at the turn of the 20th Century on the red carpets of Cote d’Azur.

Lviv to Italy by Ernest Airlines

Issue 106, November 2017.
Ernest Airlines, a small Italian airline headquartered in Milan, launched a Lviv – Bergamo flight in October. Beginning 8 December, they will be launching two additional routes from Lviv – to Napoli and to Venice.

IT Arena 2017

Issue 105, October 2017.
Eastern Europe’s largest tech event – Lviv’s IT Arena – brought 2,300 industry professionals to the city from 29 September to 1 October. Representatives from some of the world’s leading companies, investors, startups, experts, and students gathered to discuss three areas of IT: business, technology, and product.

Lviv Airport at World Routes Forum

Issue 105, October 2017.
Representatives from Lviv’s D. Halytskyi International Airport, together with city officials, participated in the World Routes forum in Barcelona, Spain from 23-26 September.

Lviv Coffee Festival

Issue 105, October 2017.
Lviv’s original Coffee Festival thrilled over 150,000 coffee lovers last month as the popular festival rolled through the Western Ukrainian capital for the 11th time from 21-24 September. An important event for the each of the city’s unique coffeehouses, the event features artisan coffee and gourmet sweet tastings and demonstrations from Lviv’s world-class baristas. Other events this year included the ‘Bikes Coffee Mile’, Ukraine’s ‘Grind&Brew’ Championship, the KavaExpo coffee fair, the exclusive presentation of Coffee Wine, and the exciting Kulchytsky Coffee Cup competitions.

Rebellious Artists Exhibition

Issue 105, October 2017.
On 26 September Lviv Art Palace featured opening of the special exhibition of artists expelled from the National Union of Ukrainian Artists.

Festive Opening of the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Centre

Issue 105, October 2017.
Lviv’s Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) marked the start of the new academic year with ‘Celebration Week’ from 9-14 September. The events marked the culmination of the university’s ‘Comprehensive Campaign’ and featured a concert at the Opera Theatre, a pilgrimage to Galician spiritual centres, a series of lectures and discussions, a TEDx conference, and a meeting between graduates of the Lviv Theological Academy, UCU, and the UCU Business School.