ILLIN-FILLIN

designer:
Anastasia Ilina

The idea of the collection is based on the legend of Vietnamese origin. According to creation myth of the Vietnamese people, almost five thousand years ago in the sea lived the emperor Lac Long, and high in the mountains lived a beautiful and immortal fairy-bird Au Co. She was skilled in healing and healed those who needed it. She traveled to heal those who suffered because she was skillful in medicine and had a sympathetic heart.

One day, a monster frightened her, so she turned into a crane to fly away. Lạc Long, a dragon king from the sea, saw her in danger, so he grabbed a rock and killed the monster. When Au Co saw who helped her, she turned back into a fairy and fell instantly in love with her benefactor.

They married, and Au Co bore an egg sac from which hatched 100 children. And they learned to cultivate rice, breeding silkworms and fiercely fought with outlanders to defend their land.

 

In the collection designer uses two characteres from the Vietnamese legend: dragon and fairy. «Dragon» is represented by volume, strict forms, and the «fairy» — by light, feminine images. Asian coat asymmetry and angular silhouettes coexist with raglan's rounded lines. Aery images of «fairies» are created by the evening simple cut dresses.

The collection contains mostly from natural fabrics. Outer garments sewn from woolen cloth and decorated with a pattern of yarns. Cotton jersey complements the image. The combination of the finest grid, shimmering sequins and ethnic patterns lends elegance to the evening images.

The basic colors of the collection are white, beige, combined with rusty-brown and terracotta.

Fabrics are made by using an unique technology from multi-colored threads and carved details. This decor takes us to the Vietnamese beauties: endless rice fields and lovely blooming lotus.