Seredin & Vasiliev
July 09, 2001 Paris
With their extravagant take on couture, Vladimir Seredin, 33, and Serguei Vasiliev, 30, are paving the way for many of their Slavic colleagues. Seredin & Vasiliev draw on the stylistic legacy of their homeland, stirring up a rich sartorial stew that includes fur-lined, trompe-l'oeil printed coats, elaborate embroideries, and colorful patchwork skirts and jackets. The duo's idiosyncratic version of the little black dress is dipped in glitter and lined in quilted satin, with kimono-shaped sleeves sweeping the floor. To crown these looks at the recent Paris shows, Seredin & Vasiliev created extravagant silver cherub and crystal antler headpieces.
With their eye-popping couture creations leading the attack, backed up by a ready-to-wear line that's currently in the works, Seredin & Vasiliev may just be at the head of a full-fledged Russian invasion.