BACK TO BLACK / Lena Lumelsky AW14/15

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Photo: Vladimir Svetlov, Make up and styling: Anna Volkova, Hair: Sigita Garkalne, assistant: Oskars Broks, Models: Elija (Dandy), Paula(2be models.lv)

The ‘Back to Black’ collection is designed with the working woman in mind. Intelligent and strong, her schedule is unrelenting. She requires a wardrobe to match; sharp and elegant at any given time of day.

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Lumelsky’s  intention is to offer pieces which extend well past the initial season. She has created key items with this in mind. The Dress, The Jacket and The Shirt. They offer a timelessness and desirability and yet still demand to be worn by ‘real women’. This thought underpins the Back to Black’s transformable pieces—clothes that share a changing purpose. Clothes that allow multiple iterations, able to be adapted to different contexts. For example; a seemingly plain fitted jacket becomes evening attire as a bustle detail is attached. A classical blouse evolves adorned through the addition of a crinoline layer with broderie anglaise trimming. A Victorian style dress layered with transparent apron offers a sophisticated look. Cleverly revealed underneath is a chic coat able to be worn open with jeans and t-shirt for an effortless look.
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Silhouettes, details and finishes draw inspiration from the Victorian era. They are designed to imbue a casual look with a cheeky touch of romanticism. Not so evident yet just as relevant are the references to the Lolita fashion movement, a subculture evolved from Japanese street fashion.
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The collection sees classical materials like double cashmere, wool, silk, and tie silk married with high tech polyesters and leathers. Knitted pieces detailed with dot patterns offer a reversible option.
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