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23 November 2023

Interwar Lviv fashion designer, fashion editor and columnist Elia Olesnytska: materials for biography

Manuscript and book heritage of Ukraine
Interwar Lviv fashion designer, fashion editor and columnist Elia Olesnytska: materials for biography

The goal of the work. The article examines the journalistic and editorial heritage of the Lviv fashion designer Elia Olesnytska in the 1930s. For the first time, unknown facts about her pedagogical, design and journalistic activity, found in magazines from the fonds of the V. I. Vernadskyi National Library of Ukraine and V. Stefanyk National Scientific Library of Ukraine in Lviv, are involved in scientific circulation. In article we also present a little-known biographical facts about the sons of Elia Olesnytska — Roman and Yaromyr Olesnytski. Considerable attention is devoted to the history of the founding and the peculiarities of the functioning of the Lviv Women's Trade and Industrial Cooperative “Trud” [The Work] (1901—1939), the sewing workshop, which was headed by Elia Olesnytska. The milestones of Elia Olesnytska's cooperation with the editorial board of the “Nova Khata” [The New Home] magazine, the publishing organ of the Ukrainian People’s Art women's cooperative, are revealed (1922—1939). Research methodology is based on the application of methods of biographical, historical, chronological, retrospective and content analysis, the combination of which allowed to reproduce in detail the picture of life and work of Elia Olesnytska. Scientific novelty is reflected in the reconstruction of the Elia Olesnytska life story, a Lviv fashion designer, sewing teacher, fashion designer and editor of the thematic columns on the technology of women's apparel sewing in a “Nova Khata” magazine. Conclusions. It is proved that the Lviv fashion designer Elia Olesnytska is the inventor of the tradition of fashion reviews holding — Ukrainian fashion shows of domestic garment production in the 1930s. Elia Olesnytska also holds the first place in founding and editing «Patterns for all» — the Ukrainian-language column on the technology of making women's clothing in the magazine “Nova Khata” in the 1935—1939s.

Source: Astaptseva K. (2021). Interwar Lviv fashion designer, fashion editor and columnist Elia Olesnytska: materials for biography. Manuscript and book heritage of Ukraine. №27: 250-269

Source web-site: http://rksu.nbuv.gov.ua/cgi-bin/rksu/jrn.exe?I21DBN=EN&P21DBN=rksu&Z21ID=&S21REF=10&S21CNR=20&S21STN=1&S21FMT=ASP_meta_en&C21COM=S&2_S21P03=FILA=&2_S21STR=rks_2021_27_19

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