Ukrainian Fashion Week: Fresh Fashion: J. Perekriostova
(Images via UFW)
Interestingly for Kiev’s Ukrainian Fashion Week, as I have been nattering on about, we’ve been seeing so many soft hues and collections that feel almost Spring-like in nature. However, there have been the odd few that have had some Eastern influences as well, and one of the newcomers, designer Juliya Perekriostova, whose J. Perekriostova line was presented as a part of the Fresh Fashion F/W 2017 segment, reminded me quite a lot of the work Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto shows (and, to a lesser extent, his daughter’s Limi Feu line, although that always has a more schoolgirl sensibility than her father’s masculine-cast cuts).
The story felt to be about the deconstructed suit for winter, with black, white, gray, and deep russet brown the show’s exclusive palette. Relying on strong lines, the designer sliced up traditional menswear-inspired pieces, so that puffer parkas, clean white blouses, and trim trousers and blazers were given a sharp modernist cast with asymmetrical zippers, lines, collars, and pockets dotted throughout the collection.