Recalling Childhood

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A la Russe Spring-Summer/2012 Collection DANDELIONS & BUBBLES The main theme of the collection became a circle which takes the form of fluffy dandelions and bubbles, so light and airy, as they are going to take off from the dress and disappear in the air. There is a circle not only in prints, but also in flowing lines and soft silhouettes. This figure creates the image of playfulness and carelessness, eternal romantics and delicate femininity. Design: Maxim Bondarenko Patterns: © … Read More

Zhivago 1

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  A la Russe Fall-Winter/2013-14 Collection Design: Maxim Bondarenko Patterns: © A la Russe 2013 Photographs: © A la Russe 2013 This set of patterns is based on A la Russe logo (above), which in turn repeats an ancient Byzantine symbol, the Flower of Life. The symbol was used by many ancient cultures to represent the archetypal language of the Universe, the purity of form and proportion.

Zhivago 2

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A la Russe Fall-Winter/2013-14 Collection This collection is based on the image of Lara, a female character from Boris Pasternak´s Doctor Zhivago. The various patterns that make up the collection are fantasies, impressions and interpretations of Lara, rather than illustrations of the novel´s actual narrative. The idea behind these patterns is to transform the Victorian rose motive in two different ways in order to make it look modern. The first print is a high-tech imitation of the old cross stitch … Read More

Oz The Great And Powerful

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Viva Vox for Disney 2013, Capsule collection This set of patterns was created for capsule Viva Vox collection dedicated to Disney´s Oz the Great and Powerful. The collection hit the shelves simultaneously with the Russian premiere on March 7, 2012. Three patterns of the textile set – Emerald City, China-Town and Finley – illustrate episodes and characters of the movie.  

The Squire’s Daughter

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A la Russe Spring-Summer/2013 Collection The Squire’s Daughter is A la Russe collection inspired by a story by Alexander Pushkin. The figure of a young lady living in an estate embodies noble sophistication with spontaneity of youth and closeness to nature. On several prints wheat reaps are matching empire-styled elements of harness. On another composition, rye spikes and field flowers bouquets are weaved with ancient Russian tracery, yet sounding light and romantic.   LACES The laces feature familiar elements of … Read More

The Unicorn

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A la Russe Spring-Summer/2012 Collection MEDIEVAL TAPESTRIES While drawing inspiration from the Medieval tapestries depicting the hunt of the unicorn its subsequent capture and confinement, the collection shows a free unicorn, representing the untamed power of wild nature. Tapestry “The Unicorn in captivity” New York City, Metropolitan Museum, The Cloisters The Unicorn Tapestries on “The Hunt Of The Unicorn” Series of seven Flemish tapestries from around 1500 CE   MOON PHASES Another source of inspiration for this colelction are the … Read More

Stella

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Andrey Repin Fall-Winter/2011-12 Collection   SKULLS AND BONES AS SYMBOLS OF THE DEATH The Stella patterns set, the second in Andrey Repin’s collection, is dedicated to the birth of Baroque and the Thirty Years’ War. The pattern reflects the dance of life and death, the play of image and symbols encapsulated into complex geometry. The main characters, angels of death, personify the outrages of war and, at the same time, the spirit aspiring for light and peace. Bones, skulls and fractured … Read More

Tuilerie

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Andrey Repin Fall-Winter/2011-12 Collection The Tuileries patterns set is a part of Andrey Repin’s collection dedicated to The Thirty Years’ War and the birth of Baroque art. All three sections feature passages from Felix Maximov essay, which was one of the things that inspired the collection. ANGELS OF BAROCCO Angels of Barocco are children. Half infants, half prophets. Too sophisticated and intent for infants, heaven foundlings, golden eyed moon children, dangerous Midwich Cockoos. Winged children are playing with crowns of thorns … Read More

Caviar

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Andrey Repin Fall-Winter/2011-12 Collection THREE VERSIONS OF THE PATTERN Caviar pattern set is the third and possibly the most symbolic of all print collections, made for Andrey Repin FW2011. Based on loose unbound composition panels peculiarly filled with skulls, smoke, medallions and flowers. The pattern also features complex geometric shapes and renaissance monkey-like figures, representing the play of God and vain of human efforts. XVII century Flemish flower bouquets also influenced the pattern. The set was created in three color … Read More

Jewels

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A la Russe Pre-Fall 2015-2016 Collection BALANCHINE’S BALLET IN GRAPHIC The main idea of the pre-collection is combination of imperial luxury with artistic asceticism, a reference to George Balanchine’s masterpiece “Jewels”, which glorifies the beauty of women, shown by glitter of precious stones and perfect ballet technique. Eclectic prints, focused on themes of abstraction and constructivism, crystal shapes, geometric patterns, rich colors and ornaments. Flexible panthers, antique silhouettes and brozed nude bodies symbolize union of two different forces, male and … Read More

Star

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A la Russe Fall-Winter 2015/16 Collection LONELY STAR The guest from a magic world, she is lost in new galaxies and spends the night in an unknown place. When the morning comes, she disappears again, turning into interstellar dust. No matter what brings the next day – nothing can keep her, because “no one star veers off its course”. A moment ago, she still heard the clink of glasses, laughing men in expensive suits, unpretentious music, and now she is … Read More

Sirine

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A la Russe Spring-Summer 2014 Collection Design: Maxim Bondarenko Patterns: © A la Russe