Chernobyl disaster that happened 26 years ago was by far the worst nuclear reactor accident that the world has seen. A lot of eastern European countries were affected by radiation for many years after this devastating event took place. The city was abandoned and lost in time. People left their homes white taking only what was necessary, and never returned back again. Darkness, cold and emptiness filled the streets and homes, the items, which were previously owned and loved, were left untouched; Chernobyl remains to be a ghost town until today.
In this setting and in the memory of the event, Matcho’s collection was born. Months of creativity, sleepless nights and preparations have transformed his ideas into the work of art. The features of the collection entailed a PU-leather jacket, studded lace shirt, beautiful evening maxi dress with surreal atomic like prints and a one piece swim suit with a matching cape. Gas masks, broken doll jewellery, old furniture, vintage table lamps, radioactive warning stencils and Soviet liquidators badges were just some of the elements which reflected the theme of the launch.
It was an amazing experience to be a part of this show, not only as a blogger but also a model. This collection is a new beginning of an exciting journey to success of Matcho’s brand. I am looking forward to seeing his work in boutiques, retail and online stores in a nearest future. I am truly inspired! Xx D.G
Photography by Denis Komyza