I have been slightly obsessed with these traditional Ukrainian embroidered dresses and tunics – known as vyshyvankas – for a while now after seeing Anna Dello Russo and various other fashionistas wearing them on Instagram.
The dresses have become a cult fashion item after being featured on Instagram by Ukrainian designer Vita Kin, who sells them exclusively through social media. They have become almost impossible to get hold of, and even if you can hunt them down they are ridiculously expensive (£1000 upwards).
The range will be available at Matches for A/15/16 – so obviously will be available in August, cos that’s when the fashion industry thinks the summer starts, as Amanda said yesterday!!
You can sign up for updates now, but I am currently trawling Etsy and eBay for original (cheaper) alternatives and will let you know when I find some good ones – as we all know that one has to be very careful with ethnic dresses at our age. But personally I have never let the thought of looking like a small Greek grandmother or Italian nona, put me off.