Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Enchanted by Izmaylova

The makings of a successful up-and-coming fashion brand:

*Take the remarkable talents of two forward thinking designers; 

*One from Moscow, the other Paris;

*Both design graduates from London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martin respectively,

*Who cite their influences as 'Russian Imperialism' and 'Contemporary England',

*Move their atelier to London, Stir it all up and you have Izmaylova.

Releasing their first pret-a-porter collection in 2012, designers Antonia Izmaylova & Nathanael Gam debuted to a stellar response. Their concept of fashion is based on wearable luxury, a neoteric sense of design & artistically engineered pieces that are modern and distinctive.

For 2013, Izmaylova flaunts geometric lines, sharp cuts and sculpted shapes in canary yellow, black, white and golden sandy beige. The razor-edged ensembles are allayed by lush fabrics like silk organza, georgette, metallic lace and ostrich feathers. Strapless built-in corsets, asymmetrical peplums, cut-and-paste pieces and sheer linear inserts are the key constituents of this stirring collection. Click on the images for a larger view.

All of these exquisite looks can be purchased via the Izamaylova website. Ideally suited for an engagement party or wedding reception, cocktail dresses range from £315 to £695 and £735 for an evening gown. Although the brand is fairly new to the world of high fashion, I predict big things for them in future, and a few celebrities (Emma Roberts, Elizabeth Banks, Nicole Scherzinger and Lucy Hale) will surely agree. 

I've been enchanted by the 'Dahlia' & 'Candytuft' dresses. How about you?

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