Valentin Yudashkin presented the Spring-Summer 2018 ready-to-wear collection at the Palais de Tokyo; the presented collection was inspired by avant-garde art and, particularly, suprematism (from the lat. Supremus- the highest). Which is an art movement focused on basic geometric forms, painted in a limited range of colours founded by the famous Kazimir Malevich.
Combinations of multicoloured planes and geometric shapes – a straight line, a rectangle, a square and a circle, as well as a combination of figures that comes in different colours and sizes, all form Suprematist compositions that are reflected in the Valentin Yudashkin SS18 collection. The centre-stage is taken by graphic prints with colourful squares and triangles as well as horizontal, vertical and oblique stripes. Another interesting feature is the cloth and plait sewn strip used on dresses, jackets, as well as blouses, tops and trousers, this creates an underlined graphical character of the image. In addition, some of the pieces of the collection are supplemented by human figures composed of various geometric forms that descend from Malevich canvases and set a special rhythm, movement and composition.
Avant-Garde and Suprematism inspired Valentin Yudashkin’s SS18 collection
The casual looks are represented by summer maxi length raincoats and coats made from linen, cloak fabric and denim cotton, as well as elongated voluminous jackets with zippers, shortened double and single-breasted straight-cut jackets made from cotton, gunny-linen and cotton satin, that can be combined with volumetric high waist Palazzo trousers. The SS18 collection also features mini and maxi skirts made from cotton and linen, complemented with stripes, multicoloured geometric human figure appliqués and embroidery. Valentin Yudashkin also offers voluminous skirts-shorts, lengthened dresses-shirts, dresses with flared skirts and short and long open-back overalls made from cambric, cotton, linen, silk and chiffon. At the same the brand offers undoubtedly practical and elegant solutions, for the coming summer, by introducing bustier-tops and open shoulder blouses, with flounces and wide voluminous sleeves.
The evening ensembles in the collection are comprised of exquisite feminine silhouettes-fitted dresses made from organza, tulle, satin and silk. Some of the pieces show asymmetry and open shoulder lines, which adds sharpness and emphasizes the suprematic nature of the collection. In addition, Valentin Yudashkin used rich beading, bugle and non-precious stone embroidery- which are the core and invariable handwriting of the brand. Other looks are complement with draperies, which are placed over the embroidery creating an effect of a three-dimensional texture that, in combination with the rich collection colours – red, yellow, green, blue and white, create unique images.
In addition the SS18 collection is crowned by a flurry of new spectacular accessories that perfectly complement the Suprematist theme: sunglasses with round dégradé rims, bags with suprematic prints, colourful backpacks with geometric applications, slippers and mules made from leather and suede.
This season Valentin Yudashkin introduced us to the Supremus image of a woman that is full of grace and sophistication; it is an image of a perfect woman with an unprecedented sense of style.
The spectacular accessories that perfectly complement the Suprematist theme are colourful.