Thursday, 21 July 2011

lavishly gothic

Lena Lumelsky is a young talented designer
living and working in Belgium, born in Sebastopol,
Ukraine, she graduated from Shenkar College
of Engineering and Design in Ramat-Gan,
Israel and later she completed her studies
with an MA degree from respected Antwerp's
Royal Academy of Fine Arts before launching
her eponymous label in 2009.

Lena is the winner of ”el Botón” Mango
Fashion Award's fourth edition, probably
the most significant trophy for young
fashion talents, and briskly made her
name sounding as one of the most
promising yet to be closely watched.

Lumelsky came to show her latest AW 2011-12
collection, called 'Hochmud' inspired by
Amish people at 'SOUTH 36.32N, the
New Fashion Latitude', the event held
in the Spanish southwestern town of
Cádiz a couple of weeks ago.

A strong collection in which colors,
textures and materials are skillfully
combined or juxtaposed with an
elegant mix of gothic-inspired
elements in which flowing gowns
are paired with biker jackets, felted
wool and light silks merge with
black leather in uniquely romantic
yet dramatic elongated silhouettes.

A flawless collection whose virtues
have been fancifully extolled by the
amazing images taken for its lookbook
and campaign by top-notch photographer
Zeb Daemen: squealing with delight.

>all images by Zeb Daemen, courtesy of Lena Lumelsky<