Stripes. Fringe. The White Blouse. Staples seen throughout Ulyana Sergeenko’s Spring 2014 Haute Couture show. Where the Russian designer takes us on an imaginary journey through the former Soviet Union Southern Republics of: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, Sergeenko, herself, had stated. Describing the colors of: Ruby, Emerald, Navy, and Pristine Petal, as key hues throughout the collection. In the collection, Sergeenko keeps her signature spin, having pretty much every look in a luxurious silk fabric, and many of the skirts and dresses in my favorite style: puffy. Besides the Princess like styles inspired by the Southern parts of the Soviet Union, I also notice some hints of the Flapper, with the Sparkling silver fringe flowing from a navy cocktail dress. While a striped robe will cover your most delicate evening gown, when you don’t want it to be seen. As everything goes decadent.
Set with a Super modern reflective set, in the Grand Palais in Paris; this morning Karl Lagerfeld yes yet to surprise us of all things dynamic coming our way this Haute Couture season. Candy coated and bedazzled sneakers finish off every look. While even matching knee and elbow pads, and even a fellow bum bag as a companion, anyone? Oui, Oui!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To me, the collection felt very fresh and futuristic, similar to how I felt about yesterday’s Christian Dior and Giambattista Valli collections, but what really stuck with me from Chanel’s collection was how futuristic and Sporty the collection might have gotten, the collection always seemed to have that Elegant and Class that kept the House going back in Coco’s day. Something that I truly enjoy, as I have a very Classic, Preppy, Elegant, and Chic style.
The dresses at the beginning of the collection made me think of Candy coated Easter eggs, while the white shifts made me think Coco Chanel. Then the jewel and feather encrusted gowns towards the end made me think of a Classic Flapper. In the end, Cara Delevingne comes out as the bride, with Lagerfeld’s godson, Hudson, carrying that Gorgeous chiffon train. Leading to a finale, of a Chanel Girl ready to face the bright future up ahead of her.