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.
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.
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.