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PFW: The summer of Kristina Fidelskaya

28/09/2018

PFW: The summer of Kristina Fidelskaya

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Kristina Fidelskaya’s Summer 2019 collection transmutes the definition of a style into a declaration of what makes the everyday real.

This was the first time I had the opportunity to discover the collection of the young and talented designer Kristina Fidelskaya.

Gone are the trappings of passé luxury. Subtle details – raw selvage turned into a jour-de-Venise border, fabric so beautiful it removes the need for lining, the substantial hand of even the lightest fabrics – stand out, but only to the precious few who have learned to appreciate fashion’s highest crafts. It is a reminder that we are valued not for any accumulation of material goods but for the imprint we leave on the world.

Attitude is identity.

In a world choked by material overabundance, 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. Self-possession becomes the only currency by which to measure true worth.

In the manner of Arte Povera, Kristina Fidelskaya is drawn to materials that evoke the natural world but who, despite their apparent simplicity, carry within them the very essence of luxury. The crispness of techno-taffeta, a whisper of metallic viscose gazar, the simplicity of a laminated silk popeline, a vichy check figured at once literally and in patterns created by drawn thread work, all speak of a modern world in which memory is not erased but enhanced by the work of craftspeople.

 

In her Summer collection, Kristina Fidelskaya stays true to the one constant: femininity seen as both statement and art.

And here is what I wore for that stunning show:

Photos: imaxtree, Martina Todorova

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