Marina’s Must-Haves: Vika Gazinskaya’s Capsule For & Other Stories-------
I’ve been a fan of Vika Gazinskaya’s work from the get-go. Every season, I pay her a visit in Paris at the Ritz to see her latest designs. Gazinskaya’s passion and attention to detail always mesmerize me. Her designs are never too commercial, nor are they inspired by anyone else’s work. When her namesake collection arrived on Net-a-Porter, it sold out in days, despite the lofty price tags, which are due to the fact that all her wares are demi-couture and made in Russia. She always wanted to make her pieces available to a larger audience—and now she has. The designer is partnering with & Other Stories, a sister brand of H&M. The collection will launch on May 5 at Colette and on colette.fr, and later in May, it will be available at & Other Stories across Europe. If you’re based in the U.S. like I am, the only chance you’ll get to purchase the collection is on Colette’s website—and the prices are pretty great. Tops will start at 45 euros and dresses at 125 euros. Needless to say, I’ll be logging on to Colette’s website the minute the range is available.