6 posts tagged "Ulyana Sergeenko"
Ah, the American West of old. It embodies an ideal that a trifecta of designers have tapped, perhaps unwittingly, in their Fall ’13 Couture collections. At Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld channeled tumbleweed towns with a quilted, three-quarter-sleeved gown (above, center). He upped the frontier factor with a geometric headpiece, which, intended to be an ode to Grace Jones, vaguely resembled an oversized, futuristic bonnet. Perhaps Lagerfeld was thinking about the house’s upcoming December 2013 Métiers d’Art show in Dallas.
Raf Simons paid homage to Millicent Rogers at Christian Dior (Rogers was a supporter of Mr. Dior), citing her “strong” and “cowboylike” American attitude as inspiration. A scarlet and midnight neck scarf shown with a black and blue separates look (above, left) screamed “outlaw.” And Ulyana Sergeenko—a woman from about as far away from Kansas as they come—offered a simple, almost colonial-era frock, complete with a strict, tied-off bonnet (above, right). Laura Ingalls Wilder would have appreciated it; however, if you’re in the market for one of these outfits, your house on the prairie probably ain’t so little.
In the past year, Russian It girls Miroslava Duma, Ulyana Sergeenko, and Elena Perminova have made their mark on street-style blogs worldwide. But right now we have our eye on former Hello Russia editor and current fashion director at Kova & T, Natasha Goldenberg. Naturally, Goldenberg, who recently launched her own line, Tzipporah, has a covetable look just as eye-catching as her style sidekick and best friend, Miroslava. Tommy Ton snapped Goldenberg while getting into a car between menswear shows in Milan. She was sporting an oversize camel coat with striped Carven trousers. Get the look with pieces from Marni, Jimmy Choo, Boy by Band of Outsiders, and more below.
From top left, below:
1. Boy by Band of Outsiders coat, $1,690, available at www.thecorner.com
2. Barneys New York beanie, $149, available at www.barneys.com
3. Marni trousers, $840, available at www.netaporter.com
4. Jimmy Choo pumps, $525, available at www.luisaviaroma.com
Fashion is having an affair to remember with Russia. There’s the ubiquitous presence of Muscovite It girls like Elena Perminova and Miroslava Duma, Ulyana Sergeenko’s noteworthy Couture outing last week, and the rise of folksy dressing during Resort. Banana Republic is catching the Russian wave with a new holiday capsule, inspired by the upcoming Anna Karenina film starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law (based, of course, on Leo Tolstoy’s classic nineteenth-century novel). Creative director Simon Kneen went a step beyond name-checking the movie and brought in its costume designer, Jacqueline Durran, to style part of the collection.
“I was looking at all the rich fabrics we had that were a continuation from last season—the velvets, faux fur, and lace—and thought, this is feeling very Russian. So we arranged to work with Jacqueline and when she came in, it was like playing dress-up. It was a total kismet moment—which is what the book is all about, right?” Kneen told Style.com at a press preview yesterday. (For the record, he’s read it.) The result was wearable clothes of the usual BR mold that had just a touch of theatricality to them. A sharp wool military jacket was paired with a fur Cossack hat and dangling chandelier earrings, for example. Also noteworthy here were a head-to-toe winter white ensemble and cozy tartan topcoats for both the boys and the girls. Bejeweled bib necklaces, slim leather portfolios, and feather hair accessories topped it all off.
The Anna Karenina collection launches in Banana Republic stores on October 30; for more information, visit BananaRepublic.com. The film debuts November 9.
Whether sitting front-row at Christian Dior or walking the streets of Paris, Russian street-style star and now couture designer Ulyana Sergeenko (pictured) always brings her A-game when it comes to her daily dressing. Most of the time it looks as though she wears outfits straight off the runway—her Louis Vuitton veil, signature full-skirted dresses, and oversized coats come to mind. But she looked surprisingly simple and refreshed when snapped on the streets during the recent Paris shows, wearing a pair of high-waisted pants and a crisp white blouse. We rounded up the essentials; now it’s your turn to try the Russian beauty’s look on for size.
Pictured: Giulietta pants, $950, available at www.net-a-porter.com; Rag & Bone fedora, $165, available at www.blueandcream.com; Karen Walker Harvest sunglasses $250, available at www.shoplesnouvelles.com; Marni blouse, $498, available at www.farfetch.com; Olympia Le-Tan Catcher in the Rye clutch, $1,217.75, available at www.olympialetan.com
Traditional folk costume is experiencing a modern revival. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli wove an enchanting tale on the Valentino Fall runway, showing floral embroidered dresses and tapestry coats that evoked the peasantry (granted, there was nothing common about these clothes). Then Erdem Moralioglu went Amish on us with a crafty new Resort collection full of hexagonal patchwork quilting motifs. Earlier this week, Marc Jacobs got into the mix with stiff A-line frocks overlaid with lace that were fit for a matryoshka doll. Speaking of, you can often spot real-life Russian doll Ulyana Sergeenko preening for the street-style photographers in her own old-world-inspired designs.
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