Tulle, embroidery and the colour white are some of the things that make up a wedding dress. In old Russia traditional wedding dresses were colourful, most were heavy, and the colour white represented sanctity. Going back to the more traditional days a bride would be expected to wear two gowns. One gown would be modest, and the second would be bright, to symbolize joy and happiness for the occasion. Well Matryoshka’s!! At first I was thinking that this post should be about modern day wedding dresses designed by Russian fashion designers. However, I think it would be nice to include what traditional wedding dresses looked like before western culture became the norm. And,before it forever changed the way russian bridal wear looked like. So be prepared to see past and present Russian made wedding dresses & to learn a bit about the history.
Left: Valentin Yudashkin’s Costume Sketch. Privet Matryoshka’s I hope you’ve been enjoying the Sochi Olympics!! Some of you might recognize Evgeni Plushenko- he is the male figure skater who helped Russia win a gold medal, and later found himself on thin ice after he withdrew out of the Olympics so soon after it began (Some say he brought shame on Mother Russia)..But I don’t want to focus on any criticisms this gold medalist is facing ( you can read the story from CBS News if you’d like to).
Valentin Yudashkin did not incorporate an expansive colour palette into his Winter-Fall ready to wear collection for the 2013/2014 seasons. Layered silks, chiffons and wool’s were graced with hues of icy whites, pearly greys, and smoky blues. The collection was inspired by the winter of Russian folklore tales, as well as by icicles, and snowy landscapes.
Valentin Yudashkin started off his career by dressing the wives of the Kremlin, notably Raisa Gorbachev the wife of the former soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. By 1991 Valentin’s name began to grow famous outside of Russia when his collection Fabrege was featured at Paris fashion week in 1991.
Well Matryoshka’s these photo’s are from the official Valentin Yudashkin store, and since I’m fond of his items and the look of the way accessories are often displayed, I thought you might enjoy this short and sweet post.
Maryna Linchuk I love the details in this behind the scenes glimpse of Vogue Russia’s December 2013 issue, the spread features one of the oldest Parisian cabaret’s “Folies bergere”. The star attraction is Belarusian model Maryna Linchuk, who is seen in Haute Couture pieces by Elie Saab, Valentino, Dior and even features a dress by the Russian fashion designer Valentin Yudashkin.
Always beautifully crafted Valentin Yudashkin knows how to make couture gowns, with elegant and romantic details. The colours he uses are perfect for the Spring to Summer seasons. Below are some of my top picks from the Pret-A-Porter 2014 Spring-Summer collection.
Valentin Yudashkin is a Russian fashion designer, his pieces caught my attention, furthering my obsession with Russian and Ukrainian fashion designers, Below are some of the pieces I’ve found to have caught my eye the most out of Valentin Yudashkin’s collections.