Miss Ukraine Universe 2016 Alena Spodynyuk‘s national costume was made by SVITLO the country’s number one design house.

The costume has as name Blooming Ukraine and it consists of a blouse-corset, skirts and headgear. The main element of the costume is a vintage hand-embroidered rug made from a skirt. The carpet is linen in black, on which bright large flowers are embroidered with wool threads . According to various estimates, the rug is about 70 years-old, it was purchased by a private collector at one of Kiev’s antique gatherings. The volume of the skirt is provided by a large number of layers of tulle in white, black, red, and green shades. The skirt is decorated with lots of sequins, pompoms and tassels. The corset of green velvet emphasizes the waist. Wide airy sleeves are made from organza and decorated with colored embroidery in the same style and technique as on the carpet. The head  is decorated with large flowers, herbs and berries. The original image creates an innovative use of multi-row beads. They are combined with the wreath and frame the face. Also the headdress is decorated with tassels and pompoms.

We should not forget that Svitlo design house made Anna Vergelskaya Miss Ukraine Universe 2015’s national costume too.. Will they continue for 3rd time? The answer will be in the hands of judges and fan votings .

Thе 65th edition of the Miss Universe beauty pageant will be held at Manila’s the Mall of Asia Arena on January 30, 2017 at 8AM PST.  Broadcasted internationally from the Philippines.