Fashion house ULYANA SERGEENKO presented their Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022 Collection, that was inspired by the roaring 1920s, on January 24th, as part of the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. The collection explores the spirit of 1920 aristocratic functions, and art-deco through a contemporary lenses, and transforms colour-play, form, and texture into a multifaceted image. The collection is built around constructivist art, modernism, and the world of sports. Ulyana was also inspired by the work of the Soviet avant-garde painter Lyubov Popova. This season the brand introduced a complete line of menswear looks, from accessories to a two-piece suit. Menswear was inspired by the remarkable adventurist Ostap Bender.
“The collection places a particular emphasis upon athletics. Whistle-shaped diamondencrusted gold pendants establish a link between constructivist art and modern fashion. To strengthen this connection, the fashion house’s designers have created several types of men’s and women’s gloves, which reference sportswear models. Headpieces adopt not only the cascading crystal toilette of the 1920s, but also the silhouette of a swimming cap, bestrewn in an opulent finery of silk-petalled hydrangeas. Men’s and women’s footwear is inspired by vintage ice-skates. A clutch takes the form of a stylised, treasurable tennis racket encrusted with crystal flower arrangements and is paired with a mini-dress based on a tennis uniform. The sporting narrative extends to a knitted ‘sport instructor’ vest, seen in several menswear looks.
The fashion house continues its longstanding collaboration with traditional ateliers, incorporating complex handcrafting techniques. Transparent, royal blue and emerald-green crystal details, created at the legendary Maltsov Crystal Factory in Gus’ Khrustalny and diamondcut in tune with the collection’s linear motifs, adorn bustiers, corsets and hat closures. Yelets lace adornments, woven in floral patterns from gleaming metallic thread and crystals, decorate bustiers, corsets, and dresses. These embellishments are not limited only to details –a gown has been constructed entirely out of lace, requiring 2450 hours of work completed by 10 craftswomen from the “Kruzhevnoi Krai” atelier.” – from Ulyana Sergeenko
Video: Marty Rush
‘The Making Of’ documentary: Unframed Production
Photography: Olga Tuponogova-Volkova, Aset Geroeva
Music: Jay-Jay Johanson
MUAH: Konstantin Kochegov, Yulia Tochilova
Models: Avant Models – Natalia Bulycheva, Nastya Kusakina;
Vproject Models – Lissa Dragomir, Alina Nazarova, Jacqueline, Maxim Azamov;
Modus Vivendis – Slava