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 dΓ©colletage 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,Β Modi Operandi

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