A winter tale set in Russia. Unce upon a time there was a fairy aristocratic lady who captivated everyone with her beauty and elegance. She used to dress in magnificent dresses designed by Russian designer Anastasia Romantsova …
This could be the beginning of a story that best describes the new fall/winter collection 2013/14 of Russian brand A LA RUSSE. I discovred it a few weeks ago and immediately loved it, especially the new winter collection. The models look so feminine, graceful and aristocratic. I would love to discover St. Petersburg, also called the Venice of the North, and the State Hermitage Museum dressed in those beautiful dresses.
‘This time we decided to adapt Lara from Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago and present her as a light, snowy, and modern interpretation of Snow Maiden â€“ Russian fairy-tale character â€“ wintry, exquisite, radiant, but also warm, tender, and sensual,’Â said Anastasia Romantsova, the creator of the brand.
The runway of the show was amazing. Tree branches were decorated with snow and hoarfrost. Guests had the impression to be sitting in an enchanted winter forest.
Anastasia Romantsova chose a series of symbols for the prints of her dresses:Â The unicorn, a very Russian, but at the same time European symbol. Roses are covered with ice, thus it protects and preserves their ideal beauty. The flower, the brandâ€™s symbol, here turns into a transparent absolute beauty of a snow-flake.
About The Designer
A LA RUSSE was launched by Russian fashion designer Anastasia Romantsova. She appeals to the Russian culture, absorbing the motifs of European and Asian influences. The key idea of her brand is to revive the Russian handmade technology, especially the noble exquisite tailoring. However, the collections are not replicas of vintage or antique items. They are designed for modern women. The secrets of the masters of the past are delicately combined with timeless classic cut lines, contemporary forms and motifs.
PHOTOS: FASHION SHOW A LA RUSSE FALL/WINTER 2013/14
Photos: Courtesy of A LA RUSSE Anastasia Romantsova
VIDEO: FASHION SHOW A LA RUSSE BY ANASTASIA ROMANTSOVA, FALL/WINTER 2013/14
Video: A LA RUSSE