Sergei Grinko's new collection unleashed a tornado of exotic creativity that left Paris Fashion Week resounding with thunderous applause. EYES IN™ Magazine Editor-in-Chief Vivian Van Dijk got an up-close look at this marvelous collection backstage at Paris Fashion Week, Ready to Wear, as she modeled his latest designs.
This new collection ushered in a new level of excellance as the bar was once again raised at Paris Fashion Week. The exuberant praise echoed throughout the show as Sergei Grinko's new collection was presented.
Among the emerging designers seen on Milan’s catwalks, Russian designer Sergei Grinko has succeeded in making a name for himself thanks to his unique style rich in artistic references from his homeland.
Sergei studied at the Technological Fashion College of Khabarovsk. In 1996 his creative path started opening to a cosmopolitan vision and to different realities and influences.
The prestigious Central Saint Martins in London and the experience at the Atelier Dima in Dubai, textile design and the history of fashion, the sophisticated craftsmanship of the clothes and the intricate complexity of the jewels, all blend together in the style of the Russian designer.
The Milan runways were chosen for the debut of his brand, Sergei Grinko. For the A/W 2011/12 collection “The Clowns” the clothes, with their fluid and soft shapes are permeated with refined references, evoking the melancholia and harshness of Leoncavallo’s works and the freedom spirit of the historic squat in Milan.
Behind the draperies, the glittering velvets, the ethereal sheerness one can breathe his homeland, the Soviet Union, he has to flee in 1991.
While walking on the runway for Spring/Summer 2011 was the tragic and romantic “Ophelia” by Shakespeare, the contemporary interpreter of a cybernetic identity dominated by cold hues like gray and ombré ice-white, the idealistic hand-painted silks create the marine backdrop for the vanished city of “Atlantis”, to which the latest S/S 2012 is inspired, as an homage to the never forgotten city/civilization that has so extensively inspired religions, writers and adventurers.
From this legend so full of suggestions and revisiting Alexander Rodchenko, Madame Gres and André Courrèges, Grinko has developed a truly inspiring collection, dedicated to a woman who is a true Queen of the Seas, covered with long and floating trapezoidal capes, all consistent with the idea of the circle, a shape that encompasses and permeates all the creations.
A recurring feature is also the 3D dimension obtained through resin drops and crystals, elements that embellish the looks and evoke the marine world we all come from, as the young designer likes to remind us.
An opulent collection, at time maybe too much, where the big jewelry pieces stand out, in many cases as part of the outfit, or worn as accessories. A research that reveals a great sensitiveness in transforming and mixing materials and a uncommon talent for embellishments that sometimes successfully verges on a true artistic dimension.
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