Ulyana Sergeenko Spring Couture 2013 Collection

A giant book of fairy tales was propped open at the end of Ulyana Sergeenko’s Yellow Brick Road-like runway, and the well-worn original tome, featuring illustrations by Yuri Vasnetsov, circulated the front row. Inside its weathered pages, alligators opened their jaws to spilling breadbaskets and mice crawled gleefully over a caged cat.

The Russian designer’s second couture show recounted equally strange stories while brimming with charm and, occasionally, a sense of wonderment. A soundtrack of spaghetti Westerns, snippets of “Rocky” and “The Wizard of Oz” accompanied her parade of pioneer women in bustle dresses, apron-topped skirts and damsel-in-distress off-the-shoulder blouses.

The ricochet between American and Soviet references was united by Sergeenko’s obsession with a nipped waist, showy fabrics and skirts that were either narrow and hobbling or broad enough to sweep the floor.

Straw corsets and rompers with built-in peplums topped many looks, or winked out from underneath a sinuous chiffon column. As costume-y as the show was — one model toted a bindle, another had a slingshot tucked into her trousers — Sergeenko’s clothes were beautifully made with some dazzling techniques. Among the rabbits she pulled out her hat were tasseled, vaguely Mexican shawls bearing homespun needlepoint embroideries. She whirled them into artfully sexy evening gowns.ulyana-sergeenko02 ulyana-sergeenko03 ulyana-sergeenko04 ulyana-sergeenko05 ulyana-sergeenko06 ulyana-sergeenko09 ulyana-sergeenko11 ulyana-sergeenko12 ulyana-sergeenko14 ulyana-sergeenko15 ulyana-sergeenko16 ulyana-sergeenko17 ulyana-sergeenko19 ulyana-sergeenko20 ulyana-sergeenko21 ulyana-sergeenko22 ulyana-sergeenko23 ulyana-sergeenko24 ulyana-sergeenko25 ulyana-sergeenko26 ulyana-sergeenko28 ulyana-sergeenko29 ulyana-sergeenko31 ulyana-sergeenko34 ulyana-sergeenko35

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Photo by Giovanni Giannoni

source WWD.com

 

 

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