Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ulyana Sergeenko Spring 2013 Couture

Ulyana Sergeenko debuted her Spring 2013 Couture collection today in Paris. I wish so badly I could be there in person, even just to be in Paris and not go to any fashion event! Her inspiration came from her childhood books and the imagery that can come from them. Harper's Bazaar interviewed her about her inspiration. 
Her reply: 
          "The typical Soviet childhood was one spent reading books because we didn't have
            many entertainment options back then.  Books were treated with so much care and 
            respect — it was quite hard to get them. For every child, books were an opportunity 
            to get away from the reality to the world of fantasies, adventures and fairy tales. 
            The collection is inspired by well-known novels, among them the American classics 
            such as Gone with the WindThe Wizard of OzThe Adventures of  Tom SawyerThe 
        Headless Horseman etc. The muse of the collection is Scarlett O'Hara, especially when 
            played by Vivien Leigh in the famous Hollywood adaptation."


 We all knew capes were cool before, but now they are just fantastic!

Very Scarlett O'Hara with Ulyana's love for the deep v-cut and voluminous, elegant skirt.

Those. glasses.


Look at that beautiful fabric! Swoon!


I don't know why this one is one of my favorites. I think it's the subtle slate blue and the awesome details on the waist belt and hip accents.  Look at the little animals! They are a theme throughout her designs.  They are on buttons, clips, and other adorable pieces.

The woman herself! So what did you think? I love her inspiration and I feel she transported me into those story books.  I think the creams and blacks were fantastic and then the saturated pops of color were very welcome.  I love that she tells stories with her designs. I just don't feel like a lot of designers do that.  I hope she keeps telling more stories! And  now when I read  any of these books again I will be picturing what the characters would wear if Ulyana made their outfits for them!  It's her amazing attention to detail that I love her designs that much more. They all have such character.
These were just my favorites so go ahead and check out the rest of her collection here.  I hope it wasn't a picture overload!


  1. I love that pinafore/jumper dress. I can see the storybook inspiration, definitely. And that green! Who the hell needs emerald?!

    -Desiree, Pop-o-matic Deluxe

    1. That one is one of my favorites as well! I know! That green is gorgeous!


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