Ukrainian Fashion History Digital Archive (Ukraine)
E-Mail: olkorniienko [at] gmail.com
Ukrainian Soviet Fashion During the Cold War
Olha Korniienko will be working on her monograph based on the thesis entitled “A Fashion Phenomenon: State Policy and Everyday Life in Ukrainian SSR, 1956-1985”. The monograph will include sections on the role of fashion during the Cold War in general, Soviet and Western discourse on fashion, the concept of Soviet fashion, fashion in state policy and ideology of the Ukrainian SSR, the structure and function of fashion houses, attempts to cooperate in the field of fashion with advanced capitalist countries, features of organising fashion business trips abroad and their course, ways of presenting fashion and its impact on everyday life, official and illegal channels of fashion penetration, as well as periodicals as a tool to influence fashion and everyday life of Soviet society.
Olha Korniienko is involved in Department I "Communism and Society" during her stay as Visiting Fellow at the ZZF Potsdam.
Following her stay as a Visiting Fellow, she will continue her research as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Dept. I at the ZZF Potsdam.
About Dr. Olha Korniienko
She is a co-founder and head of the Digital Archive of the History of Ukrainian Fashion, fashion historian, PhD in History. She specializes in the history of Ukrainian Soviet fashion with a particular focus on ideology and everyday practices, function of the fashion industry, as well as connections and cooperation with socialist and capitalist countries in the field of light industry. She combines approaches and methodology from various disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, and digital humanities.