Cementing the link between Russia and France’s history of an age old art form, Yanina’s Spring Summer 2016 collection brings history and culture together through ballet. Yanina’s inspirations shine through in her latest haute couture collection that uses embroidery, velvets, feathers, and tulle amid dresses that appear weightless, and conceal in a tasteful way.
Hey everyone! I hope you are making room in your closets because the Balmain X H&M collaborative collection is coming out November 5th. There has been a lot of chatter surrounding the latest collaboration for H&M x Balmain- involving leaked images of Kendall Jenner, and Gigi Hadid showing off “Lots of pieces in this collab.”(the very exact words from the woman who “leaked the images”). Anyways, I’m not all that interested in seeing Gigi or Kendall showing off the Balmain goods, instead I’m loving the behind the scenes images of Elena Perminova’s photoshoot with Elle Russia wearing HMBALMATION.
Anna Pitchouguina’s not constrained by the usual colours range designers opt for in the autumn and winter months. In fact the East London based fashion designer’s collection mixes electric blues, yellows, and greens with muted tones of navy, grey –and a show stopping silver cocktail dress. The autumn/ winter 15/16 season from Pitchouguina plays on the word cosy, as the made in London garments are contrived of soft linens, and warming wools. You’ll also notice that the collection plays with texture, and hand stitched details. Hands down this collection is something to covet.
Privet Matryoshkas it has been a long time since I’ve made a post about a Russian designer who doubles as a street style star! So here it is, just for you! Well Ulyana Sergeenko never fails to impress me with her vivid imagination, that often draws inspiration from the places she’s traveled to, and distant echoes of the soviet era. Haute Couture and Ulyana do share something in common and that is that they both have a love for folklore. Remember her SS 2013 handbag collection? I was so inspired by her SS 2013 collection that since I was not able to covet one of the Russian themed folk handbags, I decided to make my own..which ended up to be a lot of work, but an enjoyable project nonetheless.
Vika Gazinskaya’s Look Book for Spring Summer 2015 is showing off her inspirations, and this time it’s not a mood board teaser. The Russian it girl and fashion designer recently wrapped up from Paris Fashion Week and has chosen the perfect time to show off yet another anticipated collection. Each garment is unique in its own way, and if you’re curious to know what the theme of choice was, it’s of the east, think Turkey. The look book shows pieces that have asymmetrical shapes, along with Vika’s personal touches of being hand painted. The other unique things to see are the knotted turbans, the translucent robe, and yes even a pajama suit.
Privet Matryoshka’s! Pitchouguina’s latest collection for Spring Summer 2015 is for the whimsical girl. It’s playful, and looks so comfortable. Pitchouguina’s collections often draw inspiration from every day moments, and the little ‘things that can easily go unnoticed’. What I love the most when I look at the details of the collection are- well first let me say that each one of these pieces are so beautiful, and feminine and I can honestly picture seeing someone wearing any one of these on a romantic walk, out with friends, to even belonging to a girl who is a summer time jetsetter. I also adore her use of a soft and clean colour palette with pinks, whites and blues. Pitchouguina has also put her own twist on stripes- they aren’t overbearing, which stripes can be notorious for, instead this re-imagined take on the classic trend is subtle.
In a garden filled with hydrangea bushes in full bloom, Alexander Terekhov’s SS 2015 pre collection brings a floral revolution to life. The collection plays with the favourite spring time classic; Where florals are finding themselves in dresses and skirts that both have length and a relaxed fit. The colour palette rarely strays from pastels, but at one point the collection takes a turn for the darker side. I’m not a fan of that part of the look book (because the images are taken indoors, and somewhere dark), I love the images of the models taken in the garden, with floral on floral. These looks are not only meant for tending the garden, but to bring out your romantic mood for the spring time fever that accompanies the season. (A Link to the rest of the look book is included + a tip on keeping hydrangeas once cut and brought into the home)
When I look at Lana Siberie’s Foundation SS 2014 collection my thoughts are instantly transported to the top of the Acropolis, with the worn marble at my feet- but don’t consider this collection to be an ode to Greece in any way, that is just one of my old traveling memories re-surfacing. The jacquard technique, and the pattern of each sweater embodies a natural look of stone, to heavy slabs of marble. A look that only the bold and fierce could pull off. And inspired by Iulia’s childhood growing up close to the Mir mine. Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Iulia Filipovscaia the designer of the label LANA SIBERIE, I wanted to incorporate her collections into that post but it turned out to be so long, so here is part two.
Ulyana Sergeenko’s Fall-Winter 2014 collection is opening the doorway to Russia’s past of coups and revolutions, from the first quarter of the 20th century. Audiences at Paris Fashion Week will be shown into Ulyana’s world of Russian avant-garde, with anticipation as her last collection featuring elements from her childhood spent in Kazahkastan and Central Asia will still be on their minds.
Alexander Terekhov’s latest look book for Autumn Winter 2014 is entertaining my thoughts of fierce females out on the hunt, seducing their prey, and ultimately luring them into a salacious trap.What man could ever resist a female who knows what she wants when she’s in feline mode?