Lviv Society

F/W 2016 by Lesia Semi

Issue 89, April 2016.
The young and talented Ukrainian designer Lesia Semi presented her new and exclusive fashion collection F/W 2016 at last month’s glamorous Lviv Fashion Week. The gifted designer said she was inspired by interpreting the medieval attire in historical movies, especially from The Last Kingdom series. Semi’s collection showcases a full range of clothing: blouses; tops; jumpsuits; various pants; straight-, flared-, and pleated-skirts; dresses; overcoats; and even capes.

Lviv Hosts Canadian Education Conference

Issue 89, April 2016.
The Embassy of Canada was warmly welcomed in Lviv during its Imagine Studying in Canada Fair. The event attracted over 2000 visitors who were able to learn about education opportunities at 17 participating Canadian universities, colleges, and language schools.

Ukrainian Defence Minister Meets Canadian Counterpart

Issue 89, April 2016.
Ukrainian Army General and Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak welcomed the Canadian Minister of National Defence, Mr. Harjit Singh Sajjan, to the International Centre for Peacemaking and Safety at the Yavoriv military training facility in Lviv Region on March 15th.

Miss Lviv Casting

Issue 89, April 2016.
Over 125 of Lviv Region’s most beautiful and talented ladies gathered at Lviv’s Gloria Café on March 24th to try to win a coveted finals spot at the Miss Lviv 2016 beauty pageant to be held later this year. The lovely ladies tried to woo the jury with a combination of their beauty, wit, and modelling talents.

Lviv Fashion Week – Autumn/Winter 2016 Collection

Issue 89, April 2016.
Lviv welcomed back the wonderful outfits and beautiful ladies of Lviv Fashion Week on March 24-27, as fashion industry representatives, experts, consumers, designers, models, and media gathered to see what’s in store for Autumn / Winter 2016. Designers from across Ukraine travelled to the city present their prêt-à-porter seasonal collections.

Eco Posters Exhibition

Issue 89, April 2016.
Lviv’s central Rynok Square played host last month to an open air exhibition of environmental posters by graphical designers from 24 different countries. The works were united by two of the world’s worst technological disasters at nuclear power stations: the 30th anniversary of Chornobyl and the 5th anniversary of Fukushima.

Red Bull Jump & Freeze

Issue 88, March 2016.
Sometimes skiers and snowboarders can take themselves just a little too seriously. But not at Bukovel on March 5th, when Red Bull’s Jump & Freeze – the craziest pool party of the season – stopped by. This wild event draws some of Ukraine’s most daring daredevils who don wacky costumes and slide 150m down the slope to try to nail the best trick they’ve got before landing in the icy water!

Sweet Lviv!

Issue 88, March 2016.
Lviv’s Art Palace was home to one delicious festival last month as the X Chocolate Festival treated Leopolitans and guests of the city to a variety of chocolate sweets, chocolatier workshops, and some of the best chocolate-filled days of their lives! One of festival highlights was Valentin Shtefanyo’s huge “Chocolate Chess Queen” sculpture designed especially for the Women’s World Chess Championship that was being held in the city.

Chess Craze Checks into Lviv

Issue 88, March 2016.
Lviv was host to the Women’s World Chess Championship between Lviv’s-own Mariya Muzychuk and Hou Yifan of China (former two-time World Champion) from March 1-18 at the city’s spectacular Potocki Palace. Muzychuk won the title last September by besting 63 of the world’s top women’s chess players at the World Championships in Sochi, Russia. Since former champion Yifan was unable to attend the tournament due to scheduling conflicts, this special World Championship duel was arranged in Lviv. The prize package for the 10-match series was 200,000 Euros, with the winner receiving 120,000.

Cheerful Chinese Spring Concert

Issue 88, March 2016.
Last month Leopolitans and guests of the city were delighted by a special ‘Jolly Holiday of Spring’ concert featuring artists and musicians from China. The event was organised by the Embassy of China in Ukraine and the Lanhua Cultural Research Centre of China and Ukraine to mark the Chinese New Year, which began on February 8th. Distinguished Chinese conductors and illustrious musicians appearing in beautiful traditional costuming performed both Chinese folk music as well as contemporary arrangements.