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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Out of Africa: Anastasia Lomonova Spring/Summer 2013

Hello from the Big Apple!
I’m currently in New York attending the IFB 2-day blogging conference held from September 4-5 2012. Though I’m away during Montreal Fashion Week 23, I couldn't leave my fashion roots behind. A couple of weeks ago I met with Anastasia Lomonova, DUY, and UNTTLD to discover and discuss their upcoming Spring/Summer 2013 collections. 
The mere passion alone of these young designers is something to be admired. An artistic bunch of one's to watch, their creations are conceptual, creative, and, for lack of a better term, cool. 
Here's the first installment in the Montreal In Fashion exclusive interview series.


Anastasia Lomonova is somewhat of a mystic designer. Often covered by her draped raven mane, she leaves a sense of intrigue to the discernment of the woman behind the acclaimed skillful pleating and draping. Immersed on the Montreal Fashion Week scene two seasons ago, her runway debut was a romantic fable of airy and light dresses. Fast-forward six months later, in a collective show with LYN and UNTTLD, the once ethereal approach was now structured with sharp styling of razor-cut pleats and a sombre palette. Regardless of the aesthetic presented, her sartorial statements create aplenty of buzz leaving the industry wanting more.


Dedicated to her craft, Anastasia's artistic and lived-in atelier is telling of her ambition and passion to her creations. The Spring/Summer 2013 collection is an attestation to copious hours of imagination, conceptualization, design, execution, and perfection.
Drawing inspiration from an indigenous tribe, the clothing's organic feel is crafted with her signature pleating ranging from soft to a defined design. Nothing short of a work of art, her innovative vision created a sunburst effect seen on a show-stopping crimson gown.
The colour palette is a mirage of a dessert landscape where the earth meets the sky. Shades of sand, fire, and burnt black are soothed with tranquil blue.


The organic realm breathes focus into treasured and antique-like accessories of copper coil bracelets, metallic medallion breast-plates, chainmaille dangling necklaces, and opulent wood designs. Much to many's dismay, these jewels were only produce for the show.

 
 

There are couple of firsts for Anastasia this time around. Bridging the gap between accessibility and style, Anastasia debuts Dress Code, a minimalist line for an everyday wardrobe with a more feasible price tag. Also, for the first time in her career, she sought design assistance to help with the production of the line. 

Pieces from her bridge line Dress Code

RUNWAY IMAGES FROM
THE ANASTASIA LOMONOVA SS2013 COLLECTION AT MONTREAL FASHION WEEK 23.





www.anastasialomonova.com
[RUNWAY IMAGES BY: REBECCA BOUCHER]



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