Ulyana Sergeenko’s couture collection pierces right through the hearts of those who grew up in the post USSR, russian speaking nations. This is what our childhood dreams are made of. To someone who did not grow up with Tzarevnas and Tzars this might seem too gaudy and old fashion. But to a ‘russian’ eye it’s pure bliss right from our childhood. Many of the models wearing her designs are russian-speaking and I would like to think that they are proud to walk in her show. She portrays the times when Russia was great, powerful, and enigmatic. It might not be as finessed as the great couturiers of our time like Lagerfeld, Valentino, & Lacroix but the message is hope. Pure and simple hope. Russian people have struggled they know pain and minimalism all too well. So this is a celebration of being Russian and I applaud it. She is dreaming and I hope that those dreams for all of us come true. 


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