Yulia Yanina wants to dress her couture clients the way Dior dressed his women: with the feeling of luxury. The native Russian launched her label in Moscow over a decade ago to a clientele seeking a know-how in embroidery and fabric.
Yanina used Swarovski crystals on flesh-coloured tulle bodices to accompany taffeta ball skirts. On longsleeves of georgette and silk fringe dresses, it was a fitting touch. A velvet dress that utilised broderie anglaise techniques exemplified the House’s codes. Flesh that peeked out from the dress was in line with the collection’s apparent visual themes of firstly, chiaroscuro-inspired, and then, graphic form.
Her Spring Summer 2012 collection was meant to evoke a dreamy and romantic feeling but may have reminded us instead that couture is meant to be worn, if only once.
-Ria de Borja