One of the reasons why I like following Ulyana Sergeenko‘s work is her ability to balance simplicity with opulence. Apart from the already signature Russian style which she brought to the international runway, the classiness of the gowns and the heaviness of the designs, Ulyana incorporates delicate and subtle handmade details such as embroidery, corals and river pearls and lace. Therefore it’s always a pleasure to see the way she manages to blend heavy fabrics such as wool, velvet or cashmere with silk organza and Volodga lace. Here are three of my favorite looks which perfectly depict the beauty of subtle details and understated elegance of her gowns.
I waited for all the fashion weeks to be over to finally write a post about the street style that was so very much awaited. Photographer Diego Zuko captured the aesthetic of the rainy and cloudy days that restrained the street style to a less colourful range of options. The most vividly in my mind still remain Miroslava Duma in her electirc blue suit and of course, the beautiful Ulyana Sergeenko who carries her signature style so effortlessly.
But, fur seemed to be what everybody opted for, whether it was the classic coat/jacket or smaller pieces such as hats or collars.
photos by Diego Zuko
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This is a picture of Ulyana on the streets of Paris! The picture was taken back in June and although it has been a while since then I still wanted to show it to you. The simple combination between the white top and black high-waisted pants is elegantly worn by the Russian designer who is a pleasure to follow during the fashion weeks. People get very excited about her awe-inspiring dresses which she usually prefers to the top+pants outfits, but I really like this Ulyana as well.
picture via carolinesmode.com
As you know, this week has been all about couture, as the world’s best know brands have presented their haute-couture collections for the fall/winter 2012-2013 season. Throughout the week, the street-style photographers have been capturing the street life and its vividness, as most of the people, from fashion editors to models, have donned summery outfits, full of colors & floral prints. Elena Perminova, who’s always an attraction for the photographers’ camera lenses, impressed in a lovely floral peplum top and skirt – it’s one of my favorite outfits of hers so far. She also donned a blue strapped Chloe dress.
Denim is the ever-present fabric in fashion. We have seen it on models such as Poppy Delevigne, who matched a pencil denim skirt with a white shirt during the Chanel show, or on Hanne Gaby Odiele, who opted for a very casual look wearing denim jeans, a Dries van Noten shirt and a pair of Adidas. Very fresh combinations were denim on denim, or leopard print on leopard print as seen on model Caroline Brasch Nielsen.
Another outfit that I like was Miroslava Duma’s masculine black jumpsuit. She’s not a very tall person but the ensemble is helping her a lot. Ulyana Sergeenko followed her personal style, as usual. My favorite outfit so far is her floral vintage dress. I haven’t found many pictures of this outfits as everyone has focused on her impressive black lace outfit, part of her Fall 2012 Couture Collection, a collection that was presented a couple of days ago in Paris. Long skirts or trains made of easy fabrics are also a chic option, as seen on Sofia Guellaty and Michelle Harper.
There are still a couple of days until the weekend but I couldn’t handle my eagerness and wait to include this collection in a typical “Weekend Notes” post, therefore I chose to write about it under the “Currently Lovin’…” Category. I have to say Ulyana Sergeenko’s Spring/Summer 2012 Collection is one of my favorite, having that unique Russian vibe that Ulyana herself brings into her own outfits. I was looking forward to seeing her Fall 2012 Couture Collection which was presented yesterday during Paris Fashion Week. A lot heavier and darker than the summer collection, this one reflects Ulyana’s preferences in style, fabrics and colors for the fall season. Adopting the military trend, the designer was inspired by the Russian Civil War of 1917-1922. I have to admit, my expectations were a little bit higher, so the SS 2012 Collection tops this off, being still my favorite. (pictures via. vogue.it)