B!RYUKOV Spring/Summer 2012

It’s time to forego banalities like clean silhouettes, clear lines, monochrome palette when talking about Biryukov. In a league of his own from the start, the designer continues to discern fashion as an art form. This season was inspired by the paintings of Konstantin Korovin, one of Russia’s foremost impressionists: open air vistas, timeless afternoons, joie de vivre. Models strolled down the catwalk to the accompaniment of natural sounds like cicadas, bird-songs, flowing water. Check your expectations and refocus on what’s essential. In addition to blocks of black and green, Biryukov offered midi-to-floor length dresses and skirts, mix-n-match pant and blouse combinations in the sun-soaked grey spectrum from off-white pearl to aged silver. Looks in poignant color of pale dusk deserve special mention. Prints were limited to simple wraparound leaf stencil and abstract bark pattern. Triangle motif was repeated in subtle cuts, folds, and silhouettes. Other collection highlights include fine knotted black string sandals, oversize pockets and rose-colored sunglasses. With this practically flawless collection, the designer offers his fans an ever-ready refuge from the demands of urban lifestyle. It’s like dressing in fond memories of moments spent in that special corner of your favorite park. Check your priorities and refocus on what’s essential. DEPESHA served as the official media partner of the B!RYUKOV spring-summer 2012 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Moscow. Alexey Timbul

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