Lake in Bloom FW18

Lake in Bloom FW18

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While working on the new collection Anastasia Riabokon and Olesya Kononova were impressed by the paintings of a young Ukrainian artist Oleg Gryshchenko. Oleg usually turns his eye to the nature and often uses floral motives in his paintings – and that’s exactly what unites his works with Lake Studio’s latest collection. Parts of Gryshchenko’s series By the River and Florescence have been printed on silk: abstract flowers are blooming on the black background, while white flowers are decorated with blue watercolor patches. The floral theme of the collection can also be noticed in the jacquard weaving: feminine and yet sharp-cut frills are similar to flower petals, while the lines of the draping repeat the forms of the plants.

Tailored midi dresses, wrap dresses, pencil skirts, wide trousers and statement slip dresses are the basis of the collection. They are complemented with light blouses with long delicate scarves and short puffed sleeves, elongated vests and coats. Silk and lace are the core fabrics of the collection. When it comes to outwear, designers use mostly cashmere, wool and jacquard.

With its focus on tailoring, this season Lake Studio use high gloves, silk scarves and mules to complete the looks. The prints are based on the flowers from Gryshchenko’s paintings, which were inspired by the culture heritage of the old Ukrainian masters. The palette of the collection is based on the variety of nature shades – earth grey and Marengo, which reminds of the tree roots, grass green, complex hues of blue seen in rivers and lakes.

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