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.
Whenever I think of Paris Fashion Week, I can’t help but to be reminded of the Devil Wears Prada. Particularly when Paris is depicted at night. The film then transitions to fashion designers making their cameo appearances, and the runways are lit up by the flash of photographers cameras. The scene makes me daydream, I just want to pack a luggage full of a parisian inspired wardrobe, fly to Paris, hotel at The Ritz, and sit front row at Chanel. I’d probably even adopt sunglasses as a new HG after being blinded by the flashing cameras, but that’d be a small price to pay (while in reality this is wistful thinking). But this dream will have to wait, as Paris Fashion Week has come to an end, but don’t worry there are still many street style images to look at to keep you entertained. Most of the looks featured are of the Russian Fashion Pack, so you will see the outfits Ulyana Sergeenko wore, to Vika Gazinskaya and even Natalia Vodianova. Aka the scene stealers. (Update: just added a stunning photo of Ulyana Sergeenko in red)
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.
Privet lovely Matryoshka’s!! If any of you are lucky enough to live in London- well it’s that time again! OFF STRAND has kicked off in London starting August 26th and will be here until Sunday, the 31st! This is the 3rd edition for the pop up store event, created by Anna Pitchouguina (a Russian designer) and the graphic designer Emanuele Copioli. The event will be showcasing the SS 2015 collections of London based designers + collections by Russian designers Anna Pitchouguina whose collection is Pitchouguina, and Iulia Filipovscaia of the bold label, Lana Siberie (Two Designers I was lucky enough to interview). Hehe, So I’ve included links to the OFF STRAND website so you guys can have more information + links to the interviews if you are curious to know a little bit more about the designers.