This Sunday saw the showcase of the AW13 Yana Chaplygina Collection on the Fashion Scout Catwalk in Kiev; and with Yana being a renowned master of juxtapositioned fabrics, heavy print and contrasting fabric compositions in her previous work, this collection was by no means an exception.
Using a colour palette centered on black, contrasted by autumnal red, orange and yellow hues; the collection takes inspiration from the element of fire in both print and pigment. The pieces demonstrated combine masculine outerwear, softened by feminine bralets and cropped hemlines; and heavily printed blazer and short duos, alongside leather and print bomber jacket and skirt combinations. The fabrics used comprised of leather, fur, silk and sheer organza. Accessories were presented in the form of masculine worker boots, chunky stone like necklaces; and the occasional fur clutch bag.
By Brooke McCord @BrookeMcCord
Images by Natalia Ilina