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Ulyana Sergeenko: Autumn/Winter 2013/2014

I just loved Ulyana Sergeenko's collection for autumn/winter 2013/2014. The women is a genious.

 I would go so far as to say that no one is really quite her. In what sense? Well, in the sense that she manages to incorporate so many various elements into her style and still have a signature finished look to her collections.

Obviously, she is deeply rooted in the Russian tradition and I really like how she can take something from folklore and make it fresh and just drop dead gorgeous. At the same time, she admits to beings inspired by the retro and vintage looks and says she buys most of her vintage clothes (30,40, 50, 60ties) in the States.

I mean, US vintage style + Russian folklore?! How is that ever going to work? But it does. It really does and if for nothing else that is enough to make her endlessly fascinating. It is a brave thing to do something like that. Most people would probably have said it is impossible. I guess she proved them wrong.

Lady with a very unique style. Tha…

Giorgio Armani : Autumn/ Winter 2013-14

"Daisy and Jordan lay upon an enormous couch, like silver idols weighing down their own white dresses against the singing breeze of the fans."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
"It excited him, too, that many men had already loved Daisy--it increased her value in his eyes."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch. 8




I have to admit that the first thing that came to my mind as I watched this collection was The Great Gatsby. The novel, that is, as I haven't seen the movie version yet (but supposedly it is a feast for the eyes.) Not that the clothes are modeled on  the 20ties (from what I can see). The cuts are different and designs, but somehow this show does remind me of the Jazz Age. There is something unmistakably glamour about it.