Monday, 28 January 2013

Spring Ulyana

The latest and greatest from Ulyana Sergeenko is here with her SS13 collection. You can see the full collection of images on Style.com, I've made my selection of faves for this post. Style.com were tough critics on this show, and I have to agree. The theatrics are great, but some feel a little familiar and less fresh than I've come to expect from Ulyana, and I miss a little refinement in the collection overall. The theme for this collection is "Gone With the Wind, the Headless Horseman, Huck Finn—it's our American collection," says Ulyana. I didn't get the American side of it, until it was pointed out. I just saw it as 'peasant' look crossed with Spanish-inspired black magic...  Hmm.
The thing that Ulyana does well, is the detail and modern twists in her romantic styles. I can't see too much detail from these photos, but I'm heartened by this comment from Style.com: "...buttons nipping up the back of gowns were porcelain, hand-painted with characters out of Russian nursery rhymes, and delicate crocheted embroideries were inset like cameos into sweet silk blouses." Now that sounds incredible. I like the cross-stitch on the classes below, and the embroidery on the shorts above is lovely. I think these are the special features of this collection, less the silhouettes per se. 
How cute is this little box clutch?! I wish there were a few more pics of the details. Nice, but not amazeballs. And bra tops just seem lazy. Curious for the next show.
 And here's cutie Ulyana herself.

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