Folk crafts master, decorator, collector and restorer of antique clothes, designer of clothes, jewellery and accessories, florist designer.
Nadiia Kozachenko (Nadiia Kononova) is a well-known Ukrainian folk crafts master, ethnographer and collector of antiques from Ukrainian culture. Collecting antique costumes and accessories is an inexhaustible source of creativity for the designer, known for her collections of accessories in a refined folk style. Nadiia is a designer known for her unique authorial style, which conquers and inspires many Ukrainian women. As a result of further acquaintance with the authentic world of Ukrainian symbolism, the artist created unique traditional ornaments from beads, restored and created copies of ancient wedding suits, and also a collection of wedding wreaths (flower crowns). Her works are impregnated with the sacral Ukrainian symbolic spirit.
Every season, Nadiia Kozachenko creates a new collection of extremely beautiful Ukrainian accessories and flower crowns, each time creatively rethinking national Ukrainian traditions and interpreting them through her own creative vision. Nadiia Kozachenko’s products are a constant success in the modelling industry and are actively involved in the representative of beauty contests during fashion shows in different parts of the world.
During 2008-2021, Nadiia Kozachenko’s Ukrainian flower crowns were repeatedly exhibited in many museums in Kyiv, and also represented Ukrainian art at the Ukrainian House during the NATO Summit in Brussels (2015) and the Venice Biennale (2017), used by different designers during fashion shows around the world (Christchurch, New Zealand, 2016, Minnesota, USA, 2018, Lisboa, Portugal, 2019).
Careful study of the elements of ancient clothing, its restoration, ethnographic research contribute to the fact that the master is a sought-after consultant for young Ukrainian designers who create collections in ethno-style. In particular, since 2015 the fruitful collaboration of the designer with the OTAMAN brand continues, which develops lines of casual and festive clothing that contain elements and cut, typical of Ukrainian costumes of 17-18 centuries.
Another involvement of Nadiia Kozachenko is floristry. One of her directions of work is creating fresh decorative flower ornaments which are often used to decorate festive events and holidays (The solemn proclamation of Thomos in Ukraine, the decoration of the altars of St. Sophia Cathedral and many other cathedrals etc.).
All the works of Nadiia Kozachenko are united by one common property – positive energy. This is extremely inspiring to both the maestro, as well as the admirers of her talent. Thus the Ukrainian traditional culture is gaining popularity not only within Ukraine, but also around the world.