Tuesday, 26 March 2013

old wardrobes tell new tales


 I came across RCR Khomenko's fall-winter 2013-14
collection thanks to a couple of pictures that grabbed
my eyes all at once followed by a short video in which
an alluring model wears the collection's piece de
résistance, a colorful dress with intelligible 
Keith Haring designs.

images 1,2 © by Yana Tokarchuk, hair & make up by Helen Khodos
Model Eugene Skvarskaya, her face half painted red
and with blood red stripes under the eyes and on the
nose, subtly evokes the olden days; a bygone era when
rummaging the huge mahogany family wardrobe 
was an unexpected trove of treasures.

short movie frames via You Tube
Kneeled down in front of a RCR altar adorned with
a pale yellow lily, cute little porcelain houses and
candels of different sizes, Eugene reveals both sides
of the dress with two Haring prints in a Mondrian-esque
palette of primary colors while the Ukrainian label's chief
designer, photographer and journalist Yasya Khomenko
came to stage her own presentation at Mercedes-Benz
Kiev Fashion Days through a poignant performance,
sort of worshipping ritual in which models 
showcased her comfy cotton dresses.

images via the label's fb page/NowFashion

Ageless positive outfits, quite different from the label's
signature style being all played with pattern tailoring,
shapes and cuts with unprecedented oversized touches
and raglan sleeves: colorful and midnight blue dresses
and suits that look practical though exquisitely designed,
suited both for work and everyday wear but, most of
all, with the cheerful confidence of a woman who wants
to be like everyone in town still standing out.

short movie frame

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