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Meet 55-Year-Old Slavik, The Most Fashionable Homeless Man In Ukraine
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Meet 55-Year-Old Slavik, The Most Fashionable Homeless Man In Ukraine

You don’t need to be rich to be a famous personality – the homeless, despite the many difficulties they face, can become welcome or even celebrated personalities in their neighborhoods and cities. Slavik, a 55-year-old fashion-conscious homeless man in Lviv, Ukraine, is one such character.

Slavik was noticed by Yurkov Dyachyshyn, a Ukrainian photographer who began photographing Slavik after a chance encounter and created a 100-photo series called “Slavik’s Fashion.” Read on between the photos for more information!

More info: dyachyshyn.com (h/t: mymodernmet, featureshot)

Slavik is 55 years old. He is a homeless gypsy but not an ordinary one. His way of life is different from that of other homeless. He does not carry lots of bags, nor does he rummage in the trash cans,” writes photographer Yurko Dyachyshyn, who befriended Slavik.

Slavik almost never wears the same clothing which is very strange for a homeless man. Besides everyday’s outfit change (sometimes twice a day) he changes his hairdo and his beard regularly and shaves his armpits.

How is this possible for a homeless? He has a hiding place and nobody knows about it. He keeps the secret of his home.

Slavik roams the streets and asks for change but he is not annoying. He regularly drinks alcohol, mostly beer, but he is not an alcoholic. Slavik is the most fashionable homeless in world.

All photos (over 100 different portraits) were taken during occasional meetings over two years,” Dyachyshyn told mymodernmet. “I could meet Slavik every day or every few weeks or months. Later he got used to me, then he sought me out knowing where I am, or if I had free time I went to places where we probably could come across each other. Otherwise, it was impossible to reach an agreement with him.

The main thing is not to lose health, and it is essential that nobody ruins or interferes with a man’s internal peace,” Dyachyshyn writes, quoting Slavik.

Unfortunately, Dyachyshyn has not known of Slavik’s whereabouts since January of 2013.

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Community Member
7 years ago

I think it's just sad.

sazria
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7 years ago

i think so too

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Community Member
7 years ago

I can't see why a homeless person should not be able to express him/herself through clothing! He is clearly a wery creative man.

SrdjanVujosevic
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7 years ago

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He is not creative man, he have a team of photographs that give him clothes and take a photo. I hope they will share money with him.

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DeniceSmith
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7 years ago

Bring him to the US he would fit right in, he doesn't even need to speak english.

AndrewKearney
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7 years ago

Or the U.K. See now he is just spoilt

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MingailėMarcinė
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7 years ago

https://www.google.lt/search?q=vilniaus+ro%C5%BEyt%C4%97&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=979&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=_GpsVIPdBIbQygP-uYCQAQ&ved=0CA

IngridZulg'e
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7 years ago

yes Rozyte form Lithuania, Vilnius is better ;D Beggar, not homeless, but much more stylish.

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Sheller
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7 years ago

In my local thrift store, there is an ankle length 100% rabbit black fur coat for 5.00. Anyone can dress in style ;)

Ronet
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7 years ago

Ronnette_harvey@aol.com I need that coat.

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MatiasArguello
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7 years ago

this is a bad joke, isn't it?

KatiaIbarra
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7 years ago

Cheng Guorong, spotted wandering the streets of Ningbo, became a fashion icon after his photo was posted online. http://www.dailymail.co.u

Burnett Crawford
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5 years ago

This guy is on this cusp of a growing fashion trend. I want interview him and analyze his fashion sense. This is the start of a new business venture for me. See later blind horde. We're about to be rich.

教栋 石
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6 years ago

I really wish i could do something for him

教栋 石
Community Member
6 years ago

I really wish i could do something for him.

BernieWright
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7 years ago

hes doing what he obviously likes doing...good for him.

AntekZen
Community Member
7 years ago

Brave Man! When ! I thing that is good reaction for empty fashion world from glamoour . This Man looks more happy than I :) Iv

ИванЕфименко
Community Member
7 years ago

Славик бля....на хуй ты это сделал!

Yurko Dyachyshyn
Community Member
7 years ago

The most frequently asked questions and answers about project Slavik's Fashion, can find here:www.dyachyshyn.com/en/news/?photogalleryid=215

Yurko Dyachyshyn
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7 years ago

The most frequently asked questions and answers about project "Slavik's Fashion" can find here: dyachyshyn.com/en/news/?photogalleryid=215

YurkoDyachyshyn
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7 years ago

The most frequently asked questions and answers about project "Slavik's Fashion" you can find here: http://dyachyshyn.com/en/news/?photogall

Patrick Monahan
Community Member
7 years ago

I like the photos and story. He is unique in his clothing changes. But all homeless are unique and talented, in different ways.

PatrickMonahan
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7 years ago

I love the photos/story. Yes, his change of clothing is unique, but all homeless are equally unique and talented, just in other ways. PatM

gold-diggerinparis
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7 years ago

I wish my husband dress dis good, know what i mean ladies???!!

Maya Ab
Community Member
7 years ago

In you face NY fashion week.. This guy deserves his own catwalk show.

PiaTorpman
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7 years ago

really nice pics

KárolyHeinrich
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7 years ago

with an iphone he would be a real hypster

Arzu Sanatsever
Community Member
7 years ago

Really Amazig Style ... Wonderful

21rachel.hill
Community Member
7 years ago

so sad.............

TiinaViks
Community Member
7 years ago

Modell missugune! Aga tegelikult - tragöödia!

Isabel Nunes
Community Member
7 years ago

So do I!

GiftyMensah
Community Member
7 years ago

i think it's really sad, but, hey he feels happy so ....he gud

IrinaSwan
Community Member
7 years ago

Awesome

Choc Lat
Community Member
7 years ago

he gets the clothes out of clothes donation containiers. which is who they should be for, hey?

LiliVoldymyrivna
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7 years ago

печалька. щось мене це не радує (((

GitaCohen
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7 years ago

He is alkocholic!!! You can see he is not beer drinker ,but samagon drinker anyway after these pic he will make money and by home God bless

AuriusPkmns
Community Member
7 years ago

seems to be sexy

LussianaSaberhagen
Community Member
7 years ago

Super original.

AregBalayan
Community Member
7 years ago

Ֆանտաստիկ շարք ա

Ina Alleco Silverio
Community Member
7 years ago

This just made me feel sad.

PensiveVigilante
Community Member
7 years ago

I think an author is a looser and idiot

Camilo González
Community Member
7 years ago

super handsome

TatianaZveaghina-Triboi
Community Member
7 years ago

Poor man

AyşeSungar
Community Member
7 years ago

Super cool

Belinda Shine
Community Member
7 years ago

I would like to know his story, I believe pain and torture are involved . . .

AnnaBielecka
Community Member
7 years ago

Is some here who know if Slavik is OK/alive/not in the East for example? Moshe kto znae - Slavik v poryadke? Washno!

BelindaShine
Community Member
7 years ago

I would like to know his story, I believe pain and torture are probably involved . . . .

MartaMarušić
Community Member
7 years ago

Fabulous!!

Alex Banner
Community Member
7 years ago

That's too awesome, not sad!

Aleksandra Macic Lazarevic
Community Member
7 years ago

I personally think this is more sad than it has anything to do with fashion. Poor man only worse degrade in this way.

AleksandraMacicLazarevic
Community Member
7 years ago

I personally think this is more sad than it has anything to do with fashion. Poor man only worse degrade in this way.

JanisThomas
Community Member
7 years ago

I like the photos.

KahliaTuffin
Community Member
7 years ago

To see any person proud of who they are or for a person to be shown that they are valuable is priceless. The looks on his face are beautifu.

GloriaCardinal
Community Member
7 years ago

I do not know what to think about this

MagdaDanaiata
Community Member
7 years ago

I like that he's smiling all the time :)

KarenRitchel
Community Member
7 years ago

I question the size and penchant towards women's wear of some of his clothing but he looks clean and seems content so to each their own.

KatharineFoster
Community Member
7 years ago

What does it matter to you if some of it is women's wear?

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Ат Бо
Community Member
7 years ago

Hpe people in that situation find a way out. Makes me sad and hope this not happening to anyone!

АтБо
Community Member
7 years ago

Hope people in that situation find a way out. Makes me sad and wish this not happening to anyone.

ToveIhler
Community Member
7 years ago

Great if homeless people got model - jobs for Hugo Boss, Chanel and all those silly companies. That way they would help someone.

MariaSoreby
Community Member
7 years ago

Awful. How about redirecting the time and effort made in creating this Kwasi-fashion project into actually helping him....

AlejandraLourdes
Community Member
7 years ago

sorry but I cant see the special of this......

KarenRitchel
Community Member
7 years ago

People with narrow minds often have vision problems.

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PatrycjaGaskiewicz
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7 years ago

he just wearing whatever he finds...it is not a fashion..

Community Member
7 years ago

he's a great man can stand in a way of life that can change his clothes twice a day,perfect...

Joycez Zhuang
Community Member
7 years ago

way of life.......changes.......... his way of life............

AnaBlandiana
Community Member
7 years ago

EXTREM!

TorossianStephane
Community Member
7 years ago

Sexy beast ...

FlorinaOchiuz(Flo)
Community Member
7 years ago

He's a good lookin' motherlover! :))

Community Member
7 years ago

I think it's just sad.

sazria
Community Member
7 years ago

i think so too

Load More Replies...
Community Member
7 years ago

I can't see why a homeless person should not be able to express him/herself through clothing! He is clearly a wery creative man.

SrdjanVujosevic
Community Member
7 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

He is not creative man, he have a team of photographs that give him clothes and take a photo. I hope they will share money with him.

Load More Replies...
DeniceSmith
Community Member
7 years ago

Bring him to the US he would fit right in, he doesn't even need to speak english.

AndrewKearney
Community Member
7 years ago

Or the U.K. See now he is just spoilt

Load More Replies...
MingailėMarcinė
Community Member
7 years ago

https://www.google.lt/search?q=vilniaus+ro%C5%BEyt%C4%97&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=979&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=_GpsVIPdBIbQygP-uYCQAQ&ved=0CA

IngridZulg'e
Community Member
7 years ago

yes Rozyte form Lithuania, Vilnius is better ;D Beggar, not homeless, but much more stylish.

Load More Replies...
Sheller
Community Member
7 years ago

In my local thrift store, there is an ankle length 100% rabbit black fur coat for 5.00. Anyone can dress in style ;)

Ronet
Community Member
7 years ago

Ronnette_harvey@aol.com I need that coat.

Load More Replies...
MatiasArguello
Community Member
7 years ago

this is a bad joke, isn't it?

KatiaIbarra
Community Member
7 years ago

Cheng Guorong, spotted wandering the streets of Ningbo, became a fashion icon after his photo was posted online. http://www.dailymail.co.u

Burnett Crawford
Community Member
5 years ago

This guy is on this cusp of a growing fashion trend. I want interview him and analyze his fashion sense. This is the start of a new business venture for me. See later blind horde. We're about to be rich.

教栋 石
Community Member
6 years ago

I really wish i could do something for him

教栋 石
Community Member
6 years ago

I really wish i could do something for him.

BernieWright
Community Member
7 years ago

hes doing what he obviously likes doing...good for him.

AntekZen
Community Member
7 years ago

Brave Man! When ! I thing that is good reaction for empty fashion world from glamoour . This Man looks more happy than I :) Iv

ИванЕфименко
Community Member
7 years ago

Славик бля....на хуй ты это сделал!

Yurko Dyachyshyn
Community Member
7 years ago

The most frequently asked questions and answers about project Slavik's Fashion, can find here:www.dyachyshyn.com/en/news/?photogalleryid=215

Yurko Dyachyshyn
Community Member
7 years ago

The most frequently asked questions and answers about project "Slavik's Fashion" can find here: dyachyshyn.com/en/news/?photogalleryid=215

YurkoDyachyshyn
Community Member
7 years ago

The most frequently asked questions and answers about project "Slavik's Fashion" you can find here: http://dyachyshyn.com/en/news/?photogall

Patrick Monahan
Community Member
7 years ago

I like the photos and story. He is unique in his clothing changes. But all homeless are unique and talented, in different ways.

PatrickMonahan
Community Member
7 years ago

I love the photos/story. Yes, his change of clothing is unique, but all homeless are equally unique and talented, just in other ways. PatM

gold-diggerinparis
Community Member
7 years ago

I wish my husband dress dis good, know what i mean ladies???!!

Maya Ab
Community Member
7 years ago

In you face NY fashion week.. This guy deserves his own catwalk show.

PiaTorpman
Community Member
7 years ago

really nice pics

KárolyHeinrich
Community Member
7 years ago

with an iphone he would be a real hypster

Arzu Sanatsever
Community Member
7 years ago

Really Amazig Style ... Wonderful

21rachel.hill
Community Member
7 years ago

so sad.............

TiinaViks
Community Member
7 years ago

Modell missugune! Aga tegelikult - tragöödia!

Isabel Nunes
Community Member
7 years ago

So do I!

GiftyMensah
Community Member
7 years ago

i think it's really sad, but, hey he feels happy so ....he gud

IrinaSwan
Community Member
7 years ago

Awesome

Choc Lat
Community Member
7 years ago

he gets the clothes out of clothes donation containiers. which is who they should be for, hey?

LiliVoldymyrivna
Community Member
7 years ago

печалька. щось мене це не радує (((

GitaCohen
Community Member
7 years ago

He is alkocholic!!! You can see he is not beer drinker ,but samagon drinker anyway after these pic he will make money and by home God bless

AuriusPkmns
Community Member
7 years ago

seems to be sexy

LussianaSaberhagen
Community Member
7 years ago

Super original.

AregBalayan
Community Member
7 years ago

Ֆանտաստիկ շարք ա

Ina Alleco Silverio
Community Member
7 years ago

This just made me feel sad.

PensiveVigilante
Community Member
7 years ago

I think an author is a looser and idiot

Camilo González
Community Member
7 years ago

super handsome

TatianaZveaghina-Triboi
Community Member
7 years ago

Poor man

AyşeSungar
Community Member
7 years ago

Super cool

Belinda Shine
Community Member
7 years ago

I would like to know his story, I believe pain and torture are involved . . .

AnnaBielecka
Community Member
7 years ago

Is some here who know if Slavik is OK/alive/not in the East for example? Moshe kto znae - Slavik v poryadke? Washno!

BelindaShine
Community Member
7 years ago

I would like to know his story, I believe pain and torture are probably involved . . . .

MartaMarušić
Community Member
7 years ago

Fabulous!!

Alex Banner
Community Member
7 years ago

That's too awesome, not sad!

Aleksandra Macic Lazarevic
Community Member
7 years ago

I personally think this is more sad than it has anything to do with fashion. Poor man only worse degrade in this way.

AleksandraMacicLazarevic
Community Member
7 years ago

I personally think this is more sad than it has anything to do with fashion. Poor man only worse degrade in this way.

JanisThomas
Community Member
7 years ago

I like the photos.

KahliaTuffin
Community Member
7 years ago

To see any person proud of who they are or for a person to be shown that they are valuable is priceless. The looks on his face are beautifu.

GloriaCardinal
Community Member
7 years ago

I do not know what to think about this

MagdaDanaiata
Community Member
7 years ago

I like that he's smiling all the time :)

KarenRitchel
Community Member
7 years ago

I question the size and penchant towards women's wear of some of his clothing but he looks clean and seems content so to each their own.

KatharineFoster
Community Member
7 years ago

What does it matter to you if some of it is women's wear?

Load More Replies...
Ат Бо
Community Member
7 years ago

Hpe people in that situation find a way out. Makes me sad and hope this not happening to anyone!

АтБо
Community Member
7 years ago

Hope people in that situation find a way out. Makes me sad and wish this not happening to anyone.

ToveIhler
Community Member
7 years ago

Great if homeless people got model - jobs for Hugo Boss, Chanel and all those silly companies. That way they would help someone.

MariaSoreby
Community Member
7 years ago

Awful. How about redirecting the time and effort made in creating this Kwasi-fashion project into actually helping him....

AlejandraLourdes
Community Member
7 years ago

sorry but I cant see the special of this......

KarenRitchel
Community Member
7 years ago

People with narrow minds often have vision problems.

Load More Replies...
PatrycjaGaskiewicz
Community Member
7 years ago

he just wearing whatever he finds...it is not a fashion..

Community Member
7 years ago

he's a great man can stand in a way of life that can change his clothes twice a day,perfect...

Joycez Zhuang
Community Member
7 years ago

way of life.......changes.......... his way of life............

AnaBlandiana
Community Member
7 years ago

EXTREM!

TorossianStephane
Community Member
7 years ago

Sexy beast ...

FlorinaOchiuz(Flo)
Community Member
7 years ago

He's a good lookin' motherlover! :))

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