July 8, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Yanina Couture
Paris, France – Russian couturier Yulia Yanina returned to the catwalks of Paris for yet a new spin on her couture universe. This season she has prepared an endearing tribute to the elegance and refinement of the 1950’s. And she has embellished it with Russian folk art. The result is a work dignified enough for the greatest silver screen legends of old Hollywood such as Barbara Stanwyck, Lauren Bacall and Lana Turner.
The new Fall Winter 2015/16 collection is created on a foundation of delicate wool, lace, fur, cashmere and double-crepe. She has designed motifs which have been cut from the fabrics using lasers. They and the silhouettes appear on soft color palette of dusty rose, which is then mixed with hues of grey, black and ivory.
Couture is all about details. And in this department Yanina is quite generous. She imbues the creations with beautiful embroideries of exotic birds. This is a department where the couturier has greatly improved over the past two seasons. Just one year ago, one such as this writer reproached her for the embroideries as they were a bit too big, heavy and even clumsy. Today I dare not make such claim. In fact one must love the white dress with the white details. Its unfinished embroideries transform into tassel-like strings, which provide a hint of captivating movement as the woman moves through space and through time!