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Svetlana Bevza sure works in mysterious ways. Look at the runway pictures below, they just scream Japan, right? But in fact the designer was inspired by the even more exotic subject – Italian choreographer Valeria Magli and her performance with life-size dolls, dated back to the 80s. I found zero information about this person online, only these scary pictures, so I’m wondering where Ms Bevza even got her idea? Valeria Magli, in her turn, was inspired by Surrealist artist and photographer Hans Bellmer.
Bevza woman is elegant without trying too hard, and this collection has taken especially nonchalant direction. The tailoring is precise as ever, but the fit has loosened a little bit, resembling that of dolls’ clothes. All in all, it is a well-rounded fall-winter collection that strikes the right balance between glamour and whimsy.
I totally want to live in Podolyan‘s winter. It is romantic, dreamlike and, most importantly, never cold. Inspired by Maurice Maeterlinck’s famous L’Oiseau bleu, the designer showed a collection of flowing chiffon and jersey pieces with quilted jackets to top them off. Mr Podolyan meant to explore “believing in kindness and power of humanity” and has brilliantly presented his idea, juxtaposing fairy-tale-worthy dresses, classical music and snow.
That beautiful snowfall on the catwalk mysteriously turned into the dreadful snow storm, the worst Kiev has seen for decades. Tell them about the global impact of fashion!
All pictures courtesy of fashionweek.ua