Ulyana Sergeenko, the talented Russian designer known for her chic creations and breathtaking craftmanship, together with rising Dutch talent Ilja have made it on to the couture calendar.

The official Haute Couture governing body – the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture – announced today that both Sergeenko and Ilja have been elected as new guest members, and are officially invited to join the Paris couture calendar. 

Sergeenko has previously shown her signature couture collection off calendar in Paris in July 2012. Ilja, whose HQ is in Amsterdam, had been showing couture in the City of Light. Both designers will present their new Haute Couture collections on the official Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture calendar this July.