Christmas for me is a very beautiful and festive time. Although I am Orthodox Christian and our Christmas is on the 7th of January, but every year, when the half of the world is celebrating this holy day on 25th of December, I cheer too. Almost all the countries of the world get dressed up in beautiful shimmering lights and other decorations, that make you feel like we are all one and everything looks fairytale like. It just gives so much joy and bring lots of creativity.
Fashion world gets prepared for this season long before December, making festive clothes and accessories. Last year, when I was already thinking seriously about opening my company, I was searching for some fabrics, that would give me same thrills as the atmosphere building up around me. Well, I didn’t had to look for too long. First came amazing velvet, that I was so afraid when I was a kid. I was always chubby and curvy that even though this fabric looked beautiful and lush, it was also to thick in texture and to shiny on outlook, that I looked like a balloon in any garment made of it. Years past and technology advanced. Now there are tons of velvet shades and feel. The one that I found was so comfortable, that wearing it for my birthday, I was actually touching and striking my self – thighs, shoulders.. it was just soooo comfortable. It was Silk based Velvet! It is my ultimate fabric love!
The elasticity of the new to me texture, the way it compliments my body type, how elegant and “royal” it made me look… So Ekaterina dress with open shoulder and Renaissance slit sleeves was born! Then came Anna – long floor length dress with prolonged hem and open back… then later, playing around with this velvet and bringing more Renaissance to it a came out with Arlekin – the dress with white lace around neck and calf. It was a dress that reminded me of Elisabeth I.
This year I couldn’t think of anything else but this “magic” velvet! So I managed to find the vendor that had other colors then Royal Blue, Deep Green and Red.. They had more! There was no end to my happiness! I got my hands on few more shades of green, black, wine red, white and even grey!
The whole new Winter Collection is just Velvet! I didn’t do just dresses, we now have skirts and tops! These sets are so easy to pair either with same fabric or with silk tops from Resort Collection or any other skinny fit tops of your choice or even with sweaters.