Russian Winter from Vera Kostyurina

Traditional symbols of the Russian winter - the Snow Maiden, snowflakes and Maslenitsa became the ground points of this winter season collection for Vera Kostyurina brand.

Designer plays with the familiar themes and translates the inspiration symbols into contemporary fashion trends. Contrasts, so trendy in current season, are featured in the collection by colour blocks of reserved winter shades performed in patchwork technique. Such solution adds ingenuity to the simplest silhouettes of dresses and shirts, while complicated structural solutions of the designer bring the garments to the new level.

Texture is another popular trend of the season which is featured in the collection through contrast combinations of wool, lace, caracul, silk and leather. Designer applies perforation to transfer snowflake patterns to the decorative leather 'aprons' revealing the entire potential of this complicated material. Symbol of the sun and snowflake patterns are also portrayed in the appliqués made in the technique of the traditional Russian wool lace knitting. The theme of traditional Russian craft is complimented by embroidery suggested by Zhostovo painting tradition.