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Paris, France – This fashion critic loves the original story behind the new Fall Winter 2018/19 couture collection by Russian couturier, Julia Yanina. Through it, one has the instant impression to know her better and more beyond the glitz and hi-octane glamour for which she is mostly known and respected.
This season Yanina built a story around Russian people and their love of chic. She looked for inspiration to Peter the Great, to the German-bornof Russian empress Catherine the Great and to the modest peasant girl, Komsomols. Though each is very different, their affection for style unites them all through time and serves as a constant link to today’s couture client. This is the reason for which we find the most noble and luxurious fabrics and element that are traditionally associated to haute couture mixed with more modest working materials such as lambskin fur. However, this latter is given its letters of nobility through Yanina’s hand work.
The opening scenes of the collection are dominated by day wear. Julia Yanina is among the rare couturiers showing in Paris to actually take the time to do properly do TRUE DAY WEAR. And her clients revel in the results that see her proposing short cocktail dresses in black. They have long sleeves and are embellished with stitch and bejeweled embroideries and other embellishments. The above the knee pieces are perhaps the strongest looks of the entire collection.
Apart from those, the skirt suits take their inspiration from Golden Age of Couture. However, with Yanina’s embroidery style, they have a distinction look that should easily appeal to her Russian clientele. They constitute the strongest aspects of this collection.
As the collection evolves, Yanina shows her affection and common sense in presenting several luxurious and long winter coats and short capes in furs like minkn lamb and fox. The evening gowns leave a considerable question mark in the one’s mind. Perhaps their sizing on the models is the result of a pure error in casting. This said, they simply did not seem to have the perfected final fitting as did the more structured suits and jackets. However, the couturier soon made us forget that aspect as she closed the show with her sumptuous wedding look.