“It’s about the powers of nature and the egoism within” Valery Kovalska said backstage at her London Fashion Week show. Her collection ‘Professional Suicides’ is an insight into her rock and roll lifestyle as a ‘TV and concert stylist’ in the Ukrainian music industry. Thus igniting a love for customizing clothes and costumes which turned her into the individual wild child fashion designer that she is today.
The A La Mode fashion show from La Geneve North is a platform for up and coming designers which also showcased along side Kovalska this weekend. For me, Valery bought the atmosphere and adrenaline to the event.
With an alternatively grunge soundtrack and the only designer to feature menswear, ‘professional suicides’ saw a beautifully constructed collection take to the catwalk with all eyes watching.
The Spring/Summer 2011 starting point saw stonewashed denim all-in-one’s for men, quilted leather jackets and tiered maxi dresses in multi-shades of blue. Valery admits she adores ‘dark colours’ and with the influence behind the collection she felt ‘natural shades of blue flow with the naturalistic vibe of the collection and the mood behind it’.
The elegantly tailored collection made of silk and cotton fabrics provided a classic element to the line up. Double breasted tuxedo dresses, skinny suits and grecian drapes were livened up with lightning prints, low cut lines and bare midriffs for a revealing rebel edge that ‘professional suicides’ is all about.