Based in Moscow in 2011 by Ulyana Sergeenko, the Russian style home is an unmissable rendez vous on the Couture calendar in Paris. In 2015, she acquired the dignity of being invited to turn into a member of the Federation de la Haute Couture.
This previous Could, Ulyana Sergeenko grew to become a correspondent member of the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode; it was the primary time ever a feminine designer from Russiaa acquired this title. For her newest Fall-Winter 2021/2022 Haute Couture assortment, a movie directed by Renata Litvinova starring Natalia Vodianova was revealed. A couture assortment synonymous with thriller and magnificence.
The gathering was impressed by the limitless fantastic thing about Karelia. Situated within the Northwest of Russia, this untouched wilderness space is well-known for its lush inexperienced forests, winding rivers and idyllic Lake Ladoga and Lake Onega. The designer imagined her assortment whereas admiring UNESCO World Heritage web site Kizhi Museum in the midst of Lake Onega, house to an distinctive tradition and distinctive picket structure. Ulyana Sergeenko embellished her couture silhouettes with geometrical and rounded shapes impressed by the spectacular Kizhi Pogost church.
She has integrated the extraordinary tone coloration palette of this area into her assortment: cool blue, steely grey, silver, deep darkish. She added mystical pagan characters like birds, horses and wolves which imply happiness and safety in slavic tradition and are historically seen in Zaonezh and Pudozh embroidery. The outcome? Black night clothes, leather-based corsets, garter belts, stocking-boots whereas the face of Natalia Vodianova is coated with hand-knitted balaclavas adorned with pearls and crystals.
Ulyana Sergeenko describes her model as “a dream-like fairytale world the place highly effective magnificence and unapologetic femininity are present in its distinctive and refined retro-inspired designs”. Russian tradition is omnipresent in her collections and a significant inspiration. Born in Kazakhstan, Ulyana Sergeenko cultivates the USSR-era aesthetics which is a part of her childhood recollections when Kazakhastan was nonetheless a part of USSR. Ulyana hyperlinks historic and cultural domains that are unified by the drive of magnificence.
All through the years, the style home has continued to make use of conventional strategies to protect genuine crafts corresponding to Yelets and Vologda lace, Gus Khrustalny crystals, Rostov finift’ (hand-painted enamels), Krestestskaya embroidery combined with the new strategies of the Haute Couture workshop based mostly in Moscow.
For example, within the final Haute Couture assortment, jewelers from the Rostovskaya Finift manufacturing unit created brooches with legendary characters. The world of Ulyana Sergeenko associates private expertise and fantasy, historical past and folklore, actuality and fairytale.
Whereas her favourite books are soviet youngsters’s tales corresponding to Vasyok Trubachyov and His Comrades by Valentina Oseyeva or Timur and his Squad by Arkady Gaidar and The Wizard of the Emerald Metropolis by Alexander Volkov, every season, she likes to create an imaginary fantasy world the place epochs, types and characters come alive. The affect of muses is a significant ingredient in her creations.
For the tenth anniversary assortment, the primary Ukrainian silent movie star Vera Kholodnaya from the 1910s was her key inspiration. The heroines of her model are ever altering, from a diva to a free-spirited Cossack from the Don. Russian style designer Ulyana Sergeenko at all times presents female and glamourous haute couture appears.
Ulyana Sergeenko has additionally developed a Demi-Couture assortment and an Equipment line. The demi couture presents on a regular basis appears. Within the wardrobe this season: leather-based jacket, mini gown with a kitten print, georgette gown, excessive waisted denims, all of the items are made solely from pure materials at their highest degree on the atelier de couture. The equipment line like the primary bag Ulya created in 2015 and the Natalia leather-based bag, launched this summer time, are in restricted editions and produced in an Italian household workshop.
The purpose is at all times to protect the standard and the Russian craftsmanship traditions all through the years.