Hey Everyone! Some of you may have noticed that there’s been a lack of Ulyana Sergeenko reports on my blog! I know, I’ve been neglecting a lot of the Russian style, but let me bring it all back with todays post featuring a backpack from the Ulyana Sergeenko atelier. I don’t know what it is about this backpack but it has made me want to dedicate a post to it. It’s odd shape, and supple leather has drawn me in completely. (The backpack is even getting a bit more screen time on Ulyana’s IG..which means she must really want people to take notice/ and break into the accessories scene) I saw a clip that showed off all 7 of the colours the backpack comes in, think earthy and blush tones! The backpack reminds me of a bucket bag hybrid..and looks as if it would appeal to the minimalist, or modern girl.
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.
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.
Privet Matryoshka’s!! Boot season is drawing to a close-but that hasn’t stopped me from obsessing over Ulyana Sergeenko’s wool boots from her Moscow Atelier. These open wool boots are from Sergeenko’s Fall/ Winter 2013/14 collection. I love them in either colour- grey or red, I’d buy them both, I’d even attempt to wear them for spring. Sigh, just look at how they loosely hang off the ankle, have a cute button detail, and a unique shape!!