Finding inspiration in the New Realism Kristina Fidelskaya SS19

Finding inspiration in the New Realism Kristina Fidelskaya SS19

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In a world choked by material overabundance, attitude is the new identity. Where luxury is no longer in maximalist declarations that scream the wealth of their owner, but in the small gestures that speak of care, of attention, of love, the self-possession becomes the only currency to measure true worth.

Kristina Fidelskaya presents Summer 2019 collection in a style of declarations of what makes everyday real – subtle details, beautiful fabric that removes the need for lining, gone are the trappings of past luxury. Finding inspiration in the New Realism movement, the designer explores shapes, volumes and finishes defined not by a common thread but by the very differences that set them apart from each other. Garments are shorn of embellishments to reveal a layered, textured meaning, and to bring out bold essentiality, rather than minimalism.

Silhouettes play with the boundaries between genders, taking cues from David Bowie but also wild freedom of Deauville in the Gilded Age. Kristina Fidelskaya is drawn to materials that evoke the natural world, who, despite their apparent simplicity, carry within them the very essence of luxury. It’s all about femininity seen as both statement and art, a quality that remains through time.