Dafna May

verfasst von Nancy Schmidt

Dafna May is a womenswear brand established in 2016 in Ukraine by the graduate of Regent’s University in London – Dafna Mayberg. The short name of the designer’s surname “Mayberg” – May – symbolizes the most beautiful month of the spring and in the same time the philosophy of the brand: freshness, brightness and innocence.

Dafna Mayberg from 2006 till 2015 she was living in London, during her study at Regent’s University she was  a student of the Stella McCartney’s teacher so she knows how to combine functionality and practicality together with femininity and grace. The first collection of the brand “Sweet Sixteen” was shown on schedule on the main catwalk on Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days and won every true lady`s heart. Attentiveness to little details, feminine silhouettes, unique prints and unusual cut together are making the DNA of the Dafna May brand.


“REBORN” is a second big collection of Dafna May. The graduate of Regent`s University in London and student of Stella McCartneys` teacher – Dafna Mayberg – showed her Fall-Winter 17-18 collection in the frames of Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days.

Dafna Mayberg continues to use symbolic print and the main symbol of the Fall-Winter collection became a yellow canary – this bird means tenderness and freedom for the Designer. The collection is about the balance of the masculine and feminine elements. Strict suits and wide shoulders find a harmony with fitted silhouettes and evening dresses. It`s all about the feeling of a “new life”, feeling of “being reborn” – it`s about the moment when every person once upon a time feels that something in our life should be changed.

Main fabrics of the collection are silk, wool, angora and sequins. Canaries were incarnated on the print of the silk dresses and scarves as well as on the hand embroidery on the coats and evening dresses.

Designer continues to use playful fabrics – in SS`17 Collection we saw colorful fringes, but these time we find dresses and turtlenecks made from the sequins which can change colors and pattern.

Dafna Mayberg succeeded to create the collection where bright hand-drawn canary prints were combined with chic elegant calm styles of the knee-length dresses, evening chiffon dresses, silk blouses, wide-shouldered sweaters and stirrup pants in the most harmonious way.

The main heroine of Dafna May Fall-Winter 17-18 Collection is a “new kind of feminist” – tender
women with a strong and confident attitude toward her own life.


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Nancy Schmidt

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