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Paris, France – Valentin Yudashkin certainly knows how to change the pace of his work and keep his audience on its toes. Showing at the Palais de Tokyo, he reveals to us a most impressive body of works with bits of surprises here and there. And among his front row guests at the show were some very important women. Among them was the stunning and legendary South African television presenter and powerful business mogul, Carol Bouwer.
As the show starts, Valentin Yudashkin introduces for Spring/Summer 2018 simple hair to compliment his creations. We see the hair parted down the center and slightly tucked behind the edges. This is meant to be clean and not obstruct away from the silhouettes that reveal the arms, shoulders and legs, all inspired in african culture to make a Modern African Clothing collection. It is also meant to compliment the casual feel of the overall body of work. We see colors in yellow, white, beige, tangerine and awesome shamrock green. These colors are important to the energetic, fun and feminine display presented by the designer.
Yudashkin’s “salopette” dress with overall extensions is perky and fresh. His sleeveless, three-quarter length, green day dress has thin white stripes and a white shirt collar finish that give the dress a very “Wisteria Lane” spirit, and we love it. As the show moves towards its end, we find a white beaded cocktail dress in shimmering silvery white. Flames created in red and white appear to burst from the left side of the dress.
As we are so used to seeing Valentin Yudashkin creating garments for the more high-profile moments, it is refreshing to see him adding this unexpected layer of casual comfort to his universe.
VALENTIN YUDASHKIN – Spring/Summer 2018