Gourmet Wear

A Russian Renaissance

An intricately worked dress from the Yanina Couture Haute Couture Collection Spring/Summer 2021. Photo Courtesy Yanina Couture. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Paris, France — Ethereal elegance and luxury are the hallmarks of the Russian couture house of Yanina Couture, founded in 1993 by Yulia Yanina. The house emerged from a small workshop to become one of the most prestigious of the Russian fashion houses and has just presented a collection inspired by Slavic folklore and motifs on the fringes of the Haute Couture Week in Paris which wound up last January 28th. The designer’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection was a celebration of Slavic cultural traditions and a tribute to Russian heritage and the folk culture of this immense country.

Master embroidery techniques from the Yanina Couture Haute Couture Collection Spring/Summer 2021. Photo Courtesy Yanina Couture. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Color, shapes and ornaments all come together to pay tribute to the ancestral lore and symbolism of the Russian civilization. The traditional Russian costume — the country is known for its great theatre — is like looking at a work of art. The collection is contemporary but authentic with decorative art techniques embroidered into the designs. Yulia Yanina masters the techniques of traditional Haute Couture embroidery incorporating the Richelieu, Casalguidi and Lunéville embroidery stitching techniques into her designs.

Evening dress from the Yanina Couture Haute Couture Collection Spring/Summer 2021. Photo Courtesy Yanina Couture. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

The house has drawn upon traditional Russian garments for inspiration like the sarafan, a long Russian jumper dress, part of the traditional Russian folk costume and the rubakha, the traditional Russian tunic style shirt, at one time the basic element of the traditional Russian wardrobe.
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