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