A chic showgoer displays a sharp moto jacket teamed with a statement scarf during Mercedes Benz Kiev Fashion Days - Aug 30, 2017 A chic showgoer displays a sharp moto jacket teamed with a statement scarf during Mercedes Benz Kiev Fashion Days - Aug 30, 2017

It takes two major back-to-back events to properly showcase the distinctive style to be found in Kiev. That’s how seriously the Ukrainian capital takes fashion! As Mercedes Benz Kiev Fashion Days wraps up this weekend, the city switches gears for Ukrainian Fashion Week, which begins on Monday.

Based on previous seasons, we were expecting the dark and somber color scheme that dominated the sidewalks. We were not fully prepared, however, for the powerful burst of moto jackets that seized the streets! Full of intensity, the look suited Kiev and proved once and for all that no city has a better handle on edgy leather.

Under overcast skies, these bright pops of color, avant-garde cuts, and statement studs are keeping the trend intriguing. Keep an eye to Kiev in the coming days — the sartorial fun isn’t even half over. — jas