Sisterhood – this is what the latest Haute Couture collection of Ulyana Sergeenko is about. The inspiration for it was the epic novel by Mikhail Sholokhov “And Quiet Flows the Don” and his main characters – brisk Aksinya and tender Natalia.
Instead of a traditional show, Ulyana decided to make her own film about the power of women and their magic. The film Sisterhood was shot by Ellen von Unvert – one of the brightest figures in fashion photography with the participation of enchanters Renata Litvinova and Svetlana Khodchenkova.
For the first time, Ulyana uses corsets and other lingerie from the atelier Cadolle – the legendary manufacturer of corsets and bras. There are also prominent head pieces by Stephen Jones, who is known for his millinery for the British royal family. Additionally, the collection uses a Russian folk embroidery technique – Krestetskaya. Patterns are created manually by cropping, pulling and weaving threads.
The palette is between classic monotonous black and white; as well as more natural shades of beige, red, ruby, mustard and emerald green. While the landscape motifs appear woven into aprons and pelerines or beaded on knitwear. Silk fringes adorn the edges of capes and scarves at the waist; Jacquard blouses embroidered with vintage lace. The effect is the softness of femininity and the strength of iron.
As a result, Ulyana Sergeenko not only unites women into one sisterhood, but also emphasizes their incomparable strength, versatility and a special gift. In her world there is no place for rivalry between women, but there is definitely place for help and cooperation.