Dear Shaded Viewers,

One of Ukraine’s most talented and innovative designers, Lilia Litkovskaya has been carving her own niche, catering for women who like intelligent and inspired clothes with a seductive flair. Her last collection -which was presented in a quiet courtyard inside Avenue Montaigne- felt timeless, refined and chic, with a softer hand than in her previous work. Pale pink dominated the palette, which gave fresh appeal to her sharply tailored pieces. Draping was also important, adding ease and drama to charming dresses, which would be ideal for garden parties. An oversize men’s shirt featured cute knots on the sleeves, casually paired with matching slim trousers. Litkovskaya’s ongoing play with gender binaries was apparent in her use of layering, too, covering a double-breasted jacket and roomy pants with an exquisitely embroidered sheer caftan, or combining a delicate ruffle top with a pair of boyish shorts. The pointy high heels worn by the models featured rope lacing, a wink to bondage that illustrated the designer’s love of contrast and opposition, fusing rough with gentle, soft and hard.




Philippe Pourhashemi

A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.