Valentin Yudashkin presented an exquisite SS’18 collection during Paris Fashion Week, brimming with colour and feminine sophistication. Having recently relaunched their ready-to-wear line after a hiatus of a few years, the collection was a refreshing take on mediterranean vacation elegance, spilling with rich canary yellows, fiery oranges, deep sea blues and emerald greens.
Inspired by their recent travels to Turkey’s South West coast, the collection also took great influence from the Suprematist movement of avant-garde art, founded by Kazimir Malevich, which focuses on minimal geometric forms and limited colour palettes. Stand-out pieces featured multicoloured planes, embroidered geometric shapes and horizontal and vertical stripes. Dancing human figure appliqués composed of smaller geometric forms also made an appearance on numerous garments, adding a youthful dynamism to the collection.
Boasting a versatile range of timeless styles and cuts, the collection featured mini and maxi skirts, voluminous skirt-shorts, elongated dress-shirts, sarafans, flouncy dresses, flared skirts, summer raincoats and Palazzo trousers. These were paired with flattering bustier tops and open shoulder blouses, asymmetric necklines and billowy sleeves. The opening look even featured traditional Russian sleeves, which seemed utterly relevant to the modernity of the collection. The ensembles were fashioned from dreamy, delicate fabrics including organza, tulle, satin, silk, chiffon, cotton and linen, further enhancing the effortless quality and gracefulness of the pieces.
Keeping it uncomplicated and ultra wearable but with the highest caliber of modern elegance, Valentin Yudashkin raised the bar once again in ready-to-wear fashion, presenting one of the most vibrant and invigorating collections of the season.