Olenka Martynyuk (BA (Hons), MA)
fashion-expert, educator, journalist
  • Key facts:
  • Teaches a Fashion Business course in Cambridge University
  • Teaches her course of fashion journalism at London Metropolitan University
  • Teaches a Business Course at the London College of Contemporary Arts
  • Works as a Career Advisor for Fashion Courses at Ravensbourne University in London
  • Teaches her course of fashion journalism at the cradle of intellectuals: Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
  • Is a fashion-expert of Ukrainian Cultural Fund, a state institution supporting cultural projects
  • Fashion-curator of #sixarticles telegram channel, founded by Vladyslav Rashkovan, an Alternate Executive Director at International Monetary Fund
  • Founder of wordsonbeauty.com, a wellness media
  • Her first book on fashion was presented at the opening of the biggest Book Fair in Ukraine in May 2019; it has been presented at the main fashion weeks in autumn 2019: at Ukrainian Fashion Week in Kyiv and Lviv Fashion Week
  • Has been interviewing the key fashion figures like Karl Lagerfeld, Sonia Rykiel etc.
  • Since 2008 has been visiting the Big Four - the main fashion weeks in the world: in New York, London, Milan and Paris
  • Collaborates with the main glossy titles: Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, l'Officiel, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Elle etc.
  • Fashion expert at Suspil'ne Radio
  • Organizer of the Project 'Women’s Leadership for the 21st Century’ specially for the America House Kyiv
Collaboration formats:
Curator of the ‘Fabric of Freedom’ show
  • In April 2024 Olenka has curated a fashion show of Ukrainian designers in London called Fabric of Freedom together with the London Chamber of Commerce and London Metropolitan University.
  • The show had 300 guests and a line up of 4 Ukrainian designers that recently moved to London: Anna Gorohova (AG Studio), Ilona Mandyradzhy (Mandyradzhy), Anastasia Galushko (Halushko) and Valeria Semchuk (Selera).
  • Professional models and students of London Metropolitan University were modelling for the show. The casting has been inclusive and diverse.
  • 'The event was a triumph - and it is an incredibly important cause'
    Chris Lane, the Dean of School of Computing and Digital Media at London Metropolitan University
  • Details on Fabric of Freedom at London Chamber of Commerce website
    Details on Fabric of Freedom at London Metropolitan University website

‘Getting into Fashion’ Insider Tips on How to Start Working in Fashion and Stay There
  • On the book: Olenka’s first literary work is based on more than 10 years of professional work experience in fashion around the world both in media and retail industries. She writes on how to get into fashion, keep working in various spheres, whom to know and how to develop one’s taste etc. Additional tips are given by the international fashion insiders. The book is illustrated by the artworks of Aliona Dorozhkina, a young Ukrainian illustrator.
  • Target audience: Those who love fashion and who work in this field.
  • Publishing House: ArtHuss. Specializing in books on art and creative spheres. Among others they’ve published an autobiography of Marina Abramovic, one of the most influential personalities in the art world in Ukrainian.
  • Get a book (Ukrainian edition)
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