Privet Matryoshka’s Paris Fashion Week is lashing out with a vengeance- it’s everywhere!! Guests who attended Ulyana Sergeenko’s couture show on January 21st, 2014, watched models walk a runway that took the form of a sleeper car; that one might see on a train. The Russian Designer’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection told guests a story, and reflected the culture, and nature of three former Soviet Republics: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
As I type this I’m listening to the soundtrack by Dmitry Shurov- I dared myself to press play on the “A La Russe” website, and you know- I’m not even disappointed by my choice. The soundtrack captures the sound of a lazy summer spent by the sea (Russian, English and French singing is heard), as does Anastasia Romantsova’s A La Russe’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection.
Privet Matryoshka’s! Spring is the most passionate of the seasons; where both nature and human’s senses are awakened after a winter long coma; where flowers and romance find themselves equally in bloom. There’s no surprise here when spring takes center stage as one of the most influential seasons in fashion, often lending it’s florals, and pastel hues to the runway.Igor Gulyaev’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection is titled “Paradise”.
Thoughts of the ballet takes our imagination to visions of ballerina’s plié’ing and twirling at the tips of their pointe shoes; in whimsical costumes almost as striking as their fluid, graceful dance movements. Julia Kalmanovich’s Spring Summer 2014 collection is inspired by the Ballet, with good reason.