Anton Belinskiy presented his Fall/Winter 2017 collection at Palais de Tokyo at Paris Fashion Week, bringing the backstage atmosphere forward. Models chatted to friends on chairs, walked around taking selfies, with the rack of clothes set to onside they exchanged coats and clothes like you do with your own closet and showed that the collection was favored equally by both genders. Entitled “Exchange”, it made hints at the life cycle of clothing and how garments end up passing from one owner to another.
The Ukrainian designer explored the idea of creating an ideal uniform for the young generation worldwide featuring codes and referencing sportswear, workwear and what used to be perceived as luxury are intertwined today. Belinskiy’s work poses the ongoing question of national identity in a global world. He was nominated for the LVMH Prize in 2015, presented at VFiles in New York, and is currently working on an installation to be presented at the 57th Venice Biennale as part of Ukraine’s pavilion.

Photos: Christina Abdeeva & Stas Kalashnikov