It is well known that Russia is an example of rich in architecture compared with other European countries while it is famous for its impressive and magnificent sights. But such a country could not be missing from the world of fashion. One of her most well-known representatives is beautiful Ulyana Sergeenko, also known as the “czarina” of fashion.

Ulyana Sergeenko

Ulyana Sergeenko

She was born in a family of linguists in frozen Kazakhstan, and of course she was unable to escape the family tradition in education, as she studied Literature at the St. Petersburg State University. But, when she was still a child, she had shown her interest in fashion. She recalls: “I was known at school because I always changed the designs of clothes. I was breaking all the rules. So somehow I was born in couture “. Her talent unfolded when she started to create a fine collection of antiques, vintage clothes, accessories, even rare jewellery and Soviet school uniforms. That’s why she is one of the supporters of the famous flea-markers, where you can find favourite vintage things.

Her first steps in fashion began when she started shopping from the most famous fashion houses such as Valentino, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Chanel and Dior. She was photographed by Tommy Ton along with other fashion ‘Czarinas’. Disappointed by Moscow’s fashion designers, she decided in 2011 to establish her own fashion label. It is the only Russian haute couture brand so far. The same year Sergeenko presented her work in Paris Fashion Week. After the first two shows in Moscow, Ulyana’s creations gained fans from all over the world. The first collection was inspired by the Russian Army with literary and fairy-tale influences. Knitted tops, quilted skirts and military coats captured the medias’ attention. It’s worth mentioning that her brand is represented by elite fashion publicist Karla Otto and is consisted of a group of 65 people based in Moscow where the collection is planned and produced.

Ulyana Sergeenko

 

Ulyana Sergeenko

The great success of Sergeenko is in her attention to detail and quality. Many of the elements she uses are handmade. There are videos that show how the designer’s team places the various embroidery and accessories one by one on the clothes before presenting the collection. The main source of textiles and jewellery is France, Italy and Japan, while for some vintage details she trusts her favourite flea-markets. The haute couture mood that her creations exude comes from 70 Russia’s couture ateliers and the former Soviet Union craftsmen with whom she has collaborated from time to time.

Ulyana Sergeenko

Her collection couture fall-winter 2017/18 was inspired by the people who lived in the post-war Soviet Union and especially by a photo of Ulyana’s grandmother who was shot in Kazakhstan 64 years ago. The cinematic atmosphere of her creations is inspired by gangsters and detectives of that time, and they could definitely win a spot in the Hollywood Golden Age and the wardrobes of the most famous female stars of the Big Screen, such as Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly and Lorin Bacol. The catwalk can be transferred to the streets of New Orleans, in sleepless New York and at the glamorous Chicago.

Ulyana Sergeenko

 

Ulyana Sergeenko

 

Elegant coats with fur collar perfectly combined with gloves, classic Hollywood dresses, suits decorated with gun brooches and handkerchiefs by Yelets and Vologda lace, wide and cropped trousers, wonderful furs, tight skirts and bustier tops are just some of the beautiful designer’s creations that will seduce you. The wonderful detective looks are complete with fedoras, bow gloves and berets. The collection, strictly based on Forties’s stylish silhouette, is between the 40’s femininity and the dynamic style of nowadays, with elements like leather, wool, silk, lace, satin, chiffon, feminine organza, maribou feathers and fur. Something that no woman can resist.

Ulyana Sergeenko

 

Ulyana Sergeenko

 

Ulyana Sergeenko is not just any designer but a fashion street style icon, as she has won with her looks hundreds of thousands followers on her personal account at Ιnstagram, while her clientele is the most famous celebrities like Beyoncé who wore her creation for “Haunted” music video, Lady Gaga, performer Dita von Teese, Kim Kardashian, Natalia Vodianova, Fan Bingbing, Marion Cotillard, Ornella Muti, Madonna, Rihanna and Angelina Jolie. With her porcelain skin that shines like a star, she is definitely included in the Haute Couture specialists who know how to show off woman’s femininity and dynamism without losing points from her style. The star of Russia is writing her own history in the fashion industry, and we are eager to see it.

Ulyana Sergeenko

 

Ulyana Sergeenko

 

Ulyana Sergeenko

 

Ulyana Sergeenko

 

Ulyana Sergeenko

 

Ulyana Sergeenko