Anton Belinskiy – a thoughtful collection – Spring 2019
Anton Belinskiy, RTW SS19 Collection – Paris Fashion Week
Religion and its significance was the starting point for the collection, but it was never overworked or elaborate in its use as a narrative.
-by Tony Glenville
Palais de Tokyo – Foyer Date – Tuesday October 2nd, Paris
From the bold patterned striped knit- very like a priests stole, which opened the show, through a trailing scarf or a wrap dress in mousseline, printed with a stained glass window pattern, with a simple denim coif around the head, or even a diagonal sash with traditional cross stitched embroidery, it was hints of various religions, but nothing more.
The heart of the collection was sporty and wearable pieces for a modern life and wardrobe.
The kind of clothes Belinskiy and his contemporaries would buy and wear, and incorporate into their wardrobes.
An easy dress with a print of rainbow planets, a tiny ivory white jean jacket, a crisp white shirt with balloon sleeves, a neat chrome yellow mini skirt worn with a bright indigo jean jacket in plush needle-cord. This is a upbeat and wearable wardrobe, laid out for display.
Alongside were some strong menswear looks, including a vyshyvka embroidered shirt celebrating Ukrainian traditional crafts.
Belinskiy himself has a good few seasons behind him designing and his optimistic attitude and creative flair means he is ready for the Paris limelight.
Good Luck, to a designer who has something original to say without exaggeration or hyperbole.