Designer ELENAREVA Birds Collection
Ukrainian brand ELENAREVA – headed by designer Elena Reva, who has been applauded for her seasonal collaborations with contemporary Slavic artists – presents a collection titled "Birds".
The collection is inspired by work of several creative masters who have explored birds as a subject in both art and film.
Spanish artist, Francisco Goya, finished his famous print series in aquatint and etching, "Los Caprichos", in 1799. "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters" became the central work of this series. Soon after, in 1808, Frenchman Pierre-Paul Prud'hon created a magnificent painting, titled "Justice and Divine Vengeance Pursuing Crime". In 1963, British film director and producer, Alfred Hitchcock, was inspired by the Daphne du Maurier novel, "The Birds", and created an iconic piece of cinematography under the same title. These individuals, plus others, all contributed to the inspiration behind this off-beat collection from ELENAREVA.
Illustrator and textile designer, Alina Zamanova, was invited to create a print for this collection. Zamanova has previously gained experience at Alexander McQueen and is now a student at London College of Fashion.
This season presents large cashmere capes, suits with exaggerated forms created through the use of folding, wide trousers, and cocktail dresses with a bright, decorative trim. Unlike the classic, restrained and minimal aesthetic of the brand, in this collection you will find fresh, bold elements – including large, sharp collars; unmanufactured, frayed edges; contrasting embroidery. This season, Reva also mixed it up with her use of unconventional fabrics, including metalized organza, silver-coated leather, and high-tech tweed. The dominant colors of the collection are rich blueberry, deep metallic, and emerald steel.
Previous artistic collaborations from ELENAREVA include: Kateryna Libkind, Kateryna Buchatska, Lada Nakonechna, Tatiana Gershuni, Alina Yakubenko, Olexander Kurmaz, and Vlada Ralko.