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Make clothes, not war

Models sporting futuristic looks and post-apocalyptic masks stormed the runway at the 37th Ukrainian Fashion Week, as designers took a break from the conflict simmering in the east and indulged in collective flights of sartorial fancy instead.

Ukrainian designer Oleksiy Zalevskiy's showcase, for instance, featured otherwordly outfits, including the one above.

This year's Fashion Week was put together with the British Council to celebrate new and emerging Ukrainian talent in fashion.

With 72 Ukrainian designers holding 54 shows, it is also one of the biggest events in the country's fashion calendar, according to the Kyiv Post.

More than 20,000 guests are expected to attend the shows, which end today.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 20, 2015, with the headline 'Make clothes, not war'. Print Edition | Subscribe