Valentin Yudashkin, giving the customer what she wants. – Spring 2019
Valentin Yudashkin, RTW S/S 2019 Collection – Paris Fashion Week
If you are experienced, and you understand your customer, trying to hard to be edgy or controversial is a waste of time.
Yudashkin makes lovely clothes and his audience laps them up; what’s wrong with that?
This season there was gentle softness running through the collection and a subtle hint of Japanese culture, the high tight knots of hair on the models were certainly Samurai.
The kimono, both the shape and the sleeve featured, often simple fastened with knots or ties.
A beautiful beige silk faille coat with softly ballooning sleeves was fastened with an self coloured obi sash.
A long column evening dress with a high shaped portrait neckline, featured a marvellous draped and folded back panel and was patterned with golden veiltail fish.
The stand out for me was a shocking pink duchesse satin kimono jacket cut in generous folds of fabric slipping off the shoulders of the model to reveal a silky draped dress in silvery grey.
There were several of these mousseline dresses with a hint of the great Irene Castle as dressed by Lucile, a Pre-First World War couturier.
Yudashkin’s versions had the beautiful long winged sleeves flaring out to emphasise the narrow bodice and floating, airy skirts.
Some splendid decorated ball gowns closed the show in lemon zest, rose petal and violet, the full skirted silhouettes were scissored from short to long with a tiny narrow bodice.
As the applause greeted the designer it confirmed my opening observation, do what you do, and do it very well- and it works every time.
Photos of Valentin Yudashkin, RTW SS19 Collection – Paris Fashion Week
About Valentin Yushashkin :
Valentin Abramovich Yushashkin, born October 14, 1963 in Moscow Oblast, is a Russian fashion designer. His creations have been exhibited in places such as the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, the State Historical Museum in Moscow, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.