‘Glory’ Womenswear Collection
This FW’17 season I wanted to celebrate the women and the brilliance, sexuality and growing inner strength that comes with age. I was looking at Beyonce and Rihanna who’s know howto enjoy being women, not just play at being girls, imagin ing how style of Yasya Minochkina brand could work for them. The main accent of the collection are evening dresses which empower my women and make them stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights. That’s the message of two divas I was trying to translate into clothes, beautiful but fierce at the same time. Provocative but elegant visuals by two genius masters of the last century, who seemingly shot it all, Helmut Newton and Horst P. Horst, has created the season’s sensual mood. Here come bare shoulder jackets, sheer pants, cuts: everything you could need for that sultry look. The color palette of the collection has quite unexpected reference. I was showing my favorite places in Paris to my daughter, including Орёга national de Paris and Paris Zoo. That exact day we saw The Magic Flute and a peacock there. It was love from the first sight: my daughter insisted on adding the references to the opera and zoo to the collection, and I couldn’t refuse. I decided to create a fabric with peacock feathers embroidery to avoid literal usage of feathers and go for colors of feathers: olive, violet, yellow in different shiny textures.