This is the first collection that Russian designer Ulyana Sergeenko has presented at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Having had much success with recent lines presented in her native Russia, Ulyana confidently showed her very unique style to a room with Carine Roitfeld and Grace Coddington in the front row.
This haute couture collector turned designer remains true to her style, which is halfway between tin soldier and high-society housekeeper. Fitted cardigans and sweaters are worn inside waist-high skirts that fall to the ankles, reminiscent of the fifties. Ulyana's country gets a reference too, with Soviet military details like buttoned leather-lined coats, big fur hats and gloves. Babushkas and wooden heels also feature, teamed with Dutch-looking pinafore dresses.
Like a doll house in a fairytale, the supermodel stole the show with a black coat to the floor and an exquisite veil embroidered with red flowers.