Lake Studio // Kiev Spring 2018

Lately I’ve been consuming a lot of fashion related content because I want to familiarize myself with the industry even more. After the first few days, I’m already struggling to stay afloat. Instead of trying to explore every designer’s work, I plan to direct my attention to labels from a handful of countries or regions.

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Like most brands featured in this blog, I stumbled upon Lake Studio. The label was launched in 2008 and is currently managed by Anastasia Riabokon and Olesya Kononova. Taking inspiration from the sea and water, the duo’s Resort collection is not only aesthetically pleasing but was also created with a woman’s body in mind. What’s interesting is that although the selection of color palette is directly related to the designers’ inspiration, I think there’s more to it. For instance, blue is associated with depth and it symbolizes wisdom, confidence and intelligence while purple is often associated with independence and it symbolizes power and ambition. This, combined with the structure and form of the garments, lead back to the signature style of the brand, which classify it as “relaxed femininity mixed with masculine elegance”.

  • Anastasia Riabokon graduated with a degree in political science and economics. She was a former ballerina and a trained architect and interior designer before she joined Lake Studio in 2014.
  • Olesya Kononova is responsible for construction and production of clothes.
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The off-the-shoulder dresses, deep v-necklines and ankle-length pants, just to name a few, will flatter women with narrow shoulders, beautiful décolletage or a proportional body type (ladies with short torso and long legs will look great in ankle-length pants too).

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Some of Lake Studio’s best sellers include the wrap dresses and embroidered coats. In this Resort collection, the silks were sourced in Como, the prints were crafted in collaboration with Ukrainian artists and the embroideries were done by hand by the in-house team.

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The designs are currently stocked in an online luxury fashion retailer called Moda Operandi.

 

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Source: Vogue.com, Modi Operandi

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My Top Picks From Paris Haute Couture 2017 // Day 1

Discover what the future of fashion holds, as predicted by Proenza Shouler, Rodarte, Galia Lahav and Maison Rabih Kayrouz.

Hello beautiful people! Did any of you get the chance to attend Paris Haute Couture week? If so, you must have an unforgettable experience!

Although I said I’m interested in fashion, I find that I don’t know much at all. I don’t chase international fashion shows or watch the recorded videos online. I rarely purchase fashion magazines (I usually just browse online but I don’t do that often either) and I can only name a handful of designers.

For someone who claims to love fashion, that’s pretty embarrassing. Hence, I decided to make learning about fashion one of my priorities. I’m going to start by simply following local and international fashion events and then eventually educate myself on the history of fashion through reading.

Paris Haute Couture week ended last Thursday and I spent the following days getting to know the designers who presented on Day 1. I tend to gravitate towards unique, clean and modern styles and I selected pieces that I think would work in real life. Here are four designers whose creations tick all the boxes for me.

Proenza Schouler

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Key trends from Proenza Schouler: Ruffles, monochrome palette, high slits, nude/blush, lace, structured coats, slip on sandals, pops of red, statement earrings and bracelets.

Rodarte

*The gorgeous lemon sheer dress in the feature photo is also from Rodarte*

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Key trends from Rodarte: Sheer fabric, ruffles, lace, bow belts, monochrome, ballerina heels, floral crowns, pops of red and blush, bell sleeves and asymmetric cuts.

Galia Lahav

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Key trends from Galia Lahav: Japanese obi belt, sheer, leather, off the shoulder, shades of red, blue, black, white and silver.

Maison Rabih Kayrouz

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Key trends from Maison Rabih Kayrouz: metallic, denim, structured cuts and balloon sleeves

*Photos sourced from TAGWALK, Vogue UK and WWD*

Who’s your favorite on Day 1?

 

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