An art portal has published a piece about a Slavic workshop of stylists and photographers called Treti Pivni, which in English reads: Third Rooster, have brought back one of the more amazing Ukranian traditions, in the process giving it new dimensions.
“They’ve produced a portrait series of modern Ukranian women dressed in traditional Ukranian floral headdresses,” reported Demilked.com.
According to the tradition, these headdresses were worn by young, unmarried women to show their “purity” and marital eligibility.
The twist now is that the artists collective is using them as a reminder of Ukrainian identity. “With continuing political and actual physical pressure from Russia, the country faces serious threats to its integrity and unity is needed more than ever,” read the deMilked report.
DeMilked also quoted model Nadiia Shapoval as saying in Vogue Magazine interview: “I think we are coming back to floral themes because fashion is starting to react on wars that we are having around the globe. We need some tenderness.“