For some reason Ungaro collections left such a deep impression in my heart that I see it in every gray coat with rounded hemline or oversized teal tweed skirt. Memory is the designer’s worst enemy.
Up-and-coming designer Maria Bekh’s second collection is a dream about winter. You can tell a modern-day Snow Queen by the use of sheer and demi-sheer natural fabrics, pleats, icy shades of gray and blue, degrade and interesting detailing on pants, not to forget massive icicle-like accessories.
First I noticed beautiful hammered steel accessories (by Amoral). Then I realized that fabrics must have been chosen for its metallic sheen and/or crispiness (he just loves taffeta! used it in last f/w collection a lot). All this plus the hair creates a look of a futuristic Amazon.
A lot of fun at this show! Early 20th century bikers and pilots in sheepskin coats and jodhpurs and their girlfriends who had jumped with a parachute and landed in a tree.
There were over 60 looks in this show. Soft, natural fabrics, subdued color palette with a clever use of prints and a splash of orange, elegant skinny belts… Safe is the right word. It is a safe collection.
Christina Bobkova’s strong points are knitwear and asymmetric cut. The designer seems to be more interested in working with shape and texture than in telling stories, so the whole collection was created on a dress form without a single sketch.
All pictures via fashionweek.com.ua