Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dresses for a modern fairytale

Ever wondered what would Red Riding Hood wear if she lived in the present times? Would her cape still be red or would she wear a revealing lace dress?
To save us from making hypothetical presumptions, Russian designer Ulyana Sergeenko gives us her modern-retro version of the fairytale character. Except, this one is far more confident, daring and isn’t afraid to face her own fears.
For a debut lookbook, what would have been a safe and typical collection for other designers, Sergeenko branches out to create stunning vintage-inspired pieces. With floor-grazing maxi skirts, corseted waist-belts and woollen headgear, she blends in ’40s aesthetic with the discipline of the Victorian era. But the sheer blouses and above-the-knee dresses are a subtle cue of its Russian sexuality.

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