December 17, 2014
By Marius Brianski and Ola Prywer
Photos Courtesy of Lukas Dzielag for FashionPhilosophy
Poland, Lodz – The most challenging thing for any designer is often times consistency of collection. Polish designer Natasha Pavluchenko has clearly mastered that skill. Her new Spring/Summer 2015 collection is an extension of the work she showed last time, having a visible inspiration in ancient Rome. And though less dramatic than before, it is still consistent and definitely “hers”.
The collection is an expression of the union between two souls – Slavic and warlike. All outfits flew with the models, but each of them firmly was down-to-earth. Lightness of materials and feminine tailorings broken by visible jewelry and flat gladiator sandals. the classic feminine mono colors, Pavluchenko set into a trio. And she did it very well.
Pavulchenko is still true to herself and enjoys putting a fairytale like feeling to the clothes. The colors are cream, grey, white, red, orange and the designer’s favourite black. Most of the pieces are designed for evening attire. She mostly pairs loose bottoms with heavier, more structured tops. The results make the models look famine, decadent and romantic.
The collection also includes pants, sweaters, skirts, shirts, jackets and tops. The fabrics where mostly wool, silk, cotton and viscose. She drapes the body, while refusing to show too much skin.
Most of the dresses and skirts are maxi length. One must find interesting the almost signature multi-flared, substantial maxi skirts and gypsy-like dresses. Other interesting pieces are draped harem pants and the trendy, short, stomach-revealing tops. The sweaters and some of the clothes have details like braids, straps, bindings, strings and tied knots.
Natasha is inspired by theatrical drama, but she could experiment more. The collection is good for international markets as many women can find something spectacular for a special event in her boutique.
In a word – the tricolor ballad.