Russian Revolution

Sorry for the lack of updates, I've been sick and/or busy this week. The weather is still pretty awful, at this point it already seems it'll never get warm again. But enough complaining.

I wanted to show you two spring haute couture lookbooks that I'm pretty proud of, because they are from Russian brands. Russian fashion was as good as absent on the major catwalks for the last decades, but then came the revolution. Russian fashionista's as Miroslava Duma, Elena Perminova, Vika Gazinskaya and Ulyana Sergeenko  first took over the street style site's and after that the runway. Ulyana and Vika also presented their own collections, Ulyana being the very popular one.

Also the Russian 'beau monde' doesn't look as kitschy and tragic anymore. Off course there're still figures that do, but the influence of these four girls, luckily, turned the tide for Russian fashion.

Bohemique Demi-Couture Spring 2013

The first collection I want to show you is by Bohemique. There's not a lot of or none background information on the brand itself, only that it's a duo, but every collection so far has been gorgeous! A lot of them are inspired on lingerie, so a lot of lace and see through fabrics. Both Ulyana and Elena love wearing Bohemique.
You can also clearly see the resemblance with Ulyana's style in latest collection.

Ulyana Sergeenko Haute Couture Spring 2013

The Spring collection of Ulyana is super romantic with just a touch of country flair in the form of straw garments. The hand painted pictures on the accessories are a hint at Russian fairy tales. The backdrop of the defile was also also a giant book of fairy tales.
The collection was inspired by Scarlett O'Hara, which a style icon for Ulyana, from Gone With the Wind.
I absolutely adore this chique prairie girl look!

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