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 phases of the Moon, an ancient symbol of the feminine, mystical power of nature.