Haute Couture Spring/Summer 14: Ulyana Sergeenko
All aboard the Orient Express
Following on from past collections devoted to Russian fairy tales, American literature and priests' vestments, Ulyana Sergeenko's fourth couture show portrayed an old-glamour idea of passengers on the Orient Express.
Sergeenko punctuated the designs with masculine touches alongside her signature feminine attire, saying of her collection's heroine, "She could be a movie star," going on to say, "but she's definitely a femme fatale." Every garment was made in the designer's homeland of Russia, featuring hand beaded fringing, soft flowing silks and cotton and elegantly detailed craftsmanship.
Proving that she's on her way up in a relatively short-lived couture career thus far, hair and makeup came by way of star combination team Orlando Pita and Pat McGrath... With turban-esque hats by acclaimed milliner, Stephen Jones.