Ulyana Sergeenko Couture Fall 2012 Review
First impressions are that the line was a stretch toward the vampire trend that is winning over tweens across the world… But then realism set in and the realization that tweens don’t buy couture swept over me. The collection is draped in red and taken to a place where London’s guards walk in red high boots, militant workers are adorned with fur trim and pride, and the Sixties are back! When this serious of a trend is put forth during a couture collection, the audience and the media, pay attention.
To throw on a red sash can still represents mostly only one thing to society (…political statements) so it is brazen and surprising that the designer chose to use this political symbol in her collection. Then again showcasing any symbol of any political party is an odd remark and yet… there was a standing ovation at the show and the high end buyers and inportant magazine reps stood fr the finale which can only represent one thing; continued success.
The line was beautiful, imaginative and above all, a collection that sees the designer to a successful show. A collection is at it’s highest peek when it is first shown. It is the hope of magazine critics and bloggers alike that the show was not overly costumey and fit for a costume ball.
That much fur either means you are staging for a fifties movie, or the designer is Russian. That being said there was a tonne of Russian audience members in the seats at the show so perhaps the appeal was intended to be more North Eastern focused. We personally loved the advantageous pieces and the popular time pieces because of shows like Mad Men and even True Blood which often showcases flash backs of times gone by and the fashions people wore back then.
A great show for one of the smaller houses coming out of Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris.