Headpiece: RellDesign; Dress: Ayanapa
skirt: Yevzheniia; Dress: Holscher; Jacket an Headpiece: Tullo
Dress: Zara; Headice: Yevzheniia
Shirt: ByClara´s; Skirt: Yevzheniia
Headice: Yevzheniia; Shoes: Aigle; Dress: Latima America
Body: EnVogue; Skirt: bar III; Headice: Yevzheniia
Dress Outrageous Mermaid
Tights Ann Demeulemeester; Gloves Manokhi
Jacket Givenchy; Belt SIN
Shorts Agent Provocateur; Shoes Vintage
Jacket Prada; Belt SIN
Shoes Katy Perry; Gloves Manokhi
Dress Outrageous Mermaid; Tights Ann Demeulemeester
Gloves Manokhi; Jacket Prada; Gloves Manokhi
Dress BCBG Maxazria; Belt SIN; Shoes Vintage;
Jacket Prada; Shoes Villager
I r i n a R u s i n o v i c h
How did you feel about showing your collection at first ever virtual fashion week, MBFW RUSSIA in April?
– Honestly, I overslept the time of my digital presentation. Phone calls woke me up right after it ended. I was really surprised how many people watched the live broadcast of the video presentations and how many international magazines supported this idea. Thank you so much. Of course, digital presentation is a very progressive, economical, and environmentally friendly way of presenting the new season. But it is completely devoid of the emotional component. A live show is always an energy exchange with the audience, with people who come to support the brand. This is a huge preparation, which is ongoing 24/7. This is work with models, most of which you already know well and almost certainly one of them will again be taken to the police 2 hours before the show. This is one evening which for all who participate in it becomes a very big adventure.
Did the result match your expectations?
– If we do not screw it up – that is already a lot. In fact, we did not know what to expect. No one understood what we were getting into and where it would all lead to. A completely new format, technical issues, limited time for preparation – we were worried about every possible occasion. In our case when you expect nothing but get everything.
Do you believe in Unisex/ Genderless fashion?
– We live in the 21st century, this trend has long ceased to be new. This trend has long existed and has become the norm rather than something surprising. Transgender models participate in the brand’s shows, male models wear women’s clothes and vice versa. There is no shocking or attempt to attract too much attention. It just gives a certain freedom of choice and erases the boundaries. Masculinity or femininity of clothing is given not by the inscription on the tag, but by the person’s self-perception.
What was the starting point for the latest collection?
– At the very beginning, even before the idea of the collection was born, I studied a lot of literature about the universe. And accidentally stumbled upon a story, which was based on a very non-classical concept. Its essence was that souls live on another planet (a kind of paradise) and accumulate negative energy over the course of life. To get rid of this negative energy, souls come in human form to the earth (a kind of purgatory) and live an earthly life in compliance with certain rules. If during the course of life these rules are violated, then life begins again, but in even more difficult conditions, which must be overcome without breaking the rules. Only after this the soul can return back. This whole story is very deep and detailed. But the concept that the earth is a kind of purgatory for souls who came here so interested me that it became the starting point of my story.
Do you think keeping clothes accessible is a challenge?
– To introduce the principles of slow fashion and conscious consumption is a challenge. Being a young brand, we try to reduce any margins as much as possible, but we always remember that behind the production of each garment there are lots of people and their hard work must be paid accordingly. Ethics is important for us at all stages of work, so we always work with companies that care about the environment, experiment with recycled materials and this also affects the cost of the high quality fabrics and raw materials that we purchase from them.
Behind the Night
Photographer: Lineta Liduma @linetaliduma
Stylist: Linus Leonardsson @linusleonardsson / www.linusleonardsson.com
Make-up: Dorothy Vandemaele @dorothyvandemaele / www.dorothyvandemaele.be
Photography assistant: Martins Rozenfelds @rozenfelds_martins / www.rozenfelds.eu
Model: Seppe Seyner at Flag Models @s.e.p.p.e @flagmodels
Fashion: Aiker Shalekenova, Ann Demeulemeester, BACK, Christoph Ritter Studio, Cornelia Webb, Ekaterina Gobechia, Florentina Leitner, GmbH, Linus Leonardsson, Maximilian Rittler, Prada
(On model) Bodysuit, Knit bra, Crop top: Zara
Pants: Uniqlo (On hand)
Dress:ELMADAWY NEW YORK @elmadawynewyork
London, April 2020. What if we will have to learn to live with isolation, and weren’t we already isolating before? Is this a chance for us to break with our habits and appreciate what’s outside and perhaps care more about what’s around us.
Shot and post: Florencia Valentini @flavorfotografias
Muse: Violeta Rodó @violeta_rodo
Agency: Elite Models Chile @elitemodel_chile
MUA & Hair: Fadua Sulheir @faduasmakeup @kabukimakeupschool
Stylist: Daiana Ferreira @daianaferreira.mf
Amuleto was thinked as an editorial based in colour and texture, but in the making it transformed into a part of a serie based in the colours and the power we gave them. We use red around our wrist to protect us from envy. But what about our envy, our need to become “the other”. Amuleto was created on a roof on March 8th, before quarantine and edited and rethinked for more than a month, during quarantine.