For daily appearances, Ulyana Sergeenko dresses her heroine in austere but relaxed suits with wide and slightly turned up shoulders, wide trousers, soft cardigans, and comfortable chiffon dresses. During the night she shines in dresses made of flowing, airy fabrics, with ringing fringes and transparent shards of crystals cattered over her outfits. A “fur coat” made of marabou feathers or a shawl made of embroidered silk threads is thrown over her shoulders. The lightness of evening dresses made of weightless fabrics gives plasticity to the whole image as if in front of us is a living sculpture by Demeter Chiparus.
Knowing for her great passion for traditional crafts and rare techniques, Ulyana adorns the new collection with numerous handcrafted details. This season, the fashion house is working together with more Russian traditional crafts than ever: crystal details for clothing and accessories were created at the Gus Khrustalny factory, the miniature buttons and brooches for suits and dresses were painted by the artists at“Rostovskaya Finift”, the lace elements for evening wear were concocted by master craftswomen at “Lace Land”atelier from Yelets and the Kadomsky Veniz factory, the geometric ornaments were embroidered by Krestetskaya Stitch and the clutches were hand-carved from wood.
Precious fabrics such as silk, chiffon, cady, velvet crepe, wool and cashmere are featured in burgundy, blue and crimson colors, together with classical black and white combinations and subdued shades: dusty rose, beige and grey
The accessory line is presented with a wide range of items: from headpieces and face masks embroidered with Yelets laces and decorated with crystals, Carl Zeiss lens with author’s ornaments on it, to the variety of belts with crystal elements, hand craved wood clutches, fully embroidered beaded bags, and, of course, high heels.
Images Courtesy of Ulyana Sergeenko/ Words Ulyana Sergeenko Press release
Collages by Christine Kalvik