Vyshyvanka: Ukraine's national costume conquers the catwalk

Celebrity fans include US burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese, French actress Melanie Thierry and Queen Maxima of the NetherlandsFashionistas the world over are snatching up a must-have item for the “boho chic” look — an embroidered blouse or dress that is, in fact, Ukraine’s national costume and new symbol of unity. It is “this summer’s most sought-after item of clothing”, proclaimed the Times of London, while the New York Times advised readers to stock up on this “top of summer” fashion. The style came back out of the closet after Ukraine’s 2014 pro-Western revolt pulled the ex-Soviet republic out of Russia’s orbit and gave it a new sense of national pride.

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