Bevza Brings a New Meaning to Minimalism

By: Salma Ahmed

With the rate fashion month is going at, many brilliant collections get swept under the rug, usually for lacking a star-studded model lineup. Bevza, the Ukranian womenswear brand, has been among these collections and for good reason.  

Making her designer debut at NYFW last year, Ukrainian Svetlana Bevza left her audience speechless with a bubble wrap coat and bulletproof vests. Having featured controversial designs in her collection, the designer left people talking not only about her talent and designs, but also about her use of unconventional materials.

This year, Bevza's collection lacked any controversiality, which gave us a better insight into the designer's aesthetic. The designer's unique take on minimalism resulted in an unforgettable collection. Instead of focusing on colors and prints, the designer chose to focus on incorporating interesting fabrics, silhouettes and texture.

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Despite having her own vision and aesthetic, the designer did not shy away from the current trends of our time. She included waist bags, bike shorts and even gold jewelry, but she gave each of these trends a new life, opposite to the one we have gotten used to. Her renovation of wildly over-worn items into fresh pieces reflected her capabilities as a designer.

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Keeping with the minimalism theme, Bevza paired her designs with minimal golden accessories and capes, simple glowy make up and either natural or wrapped up hair. As for the footwear, she stuck to the most basic of options, simple flip flops or kitten heeled sandals.

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Overall the collection had slight resort vibes, from the beautiful color pallet used, dominated by white and pastels, to the mostly light, flowy designs. It made us dread the winter we are about to walk into as we will not be able to rock the items straight off the runway.

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Despite not getting much buzz, Bevza delivered a beautiful show with a unique vision that will definitely put her on our radar from now on!