Remembering the majestic style of the Byzantine emperors and especially the empresses, the young design brand FEODORA. Moscow presented its debut fall-winter 2016-17 collection. And already now it is noticeable that the style chosen for the first work will become recognizable in the brand's DNA: flowing dress-shirts, tunics-dalmatics and caftans, architectural cloaks-capes and soul warmers, elongated sleeves and rich textured fabrics migrated to the collection from the luxurious palace of the famous Byzantine empress Theodora, who, of course, was the main fashionista of her era. It is curious that the beautiful Theodora ruled the state on a par with her husband Emperor Justinian and influenced literally all legislative and foreign policy activities of the state, helping also to improve the position of women in a patriarchal society.
How can such a style be of interest to modern young ladies? Firstly, wearability and practicality: the free historical cut "Maniakis," which is based on a circle, allows you to feel natural and does not hinder your movements. Soft and comfortable natural fabrics make any contact with these clothes a pleasure.
Secondly, the designers of FEODORA chose the Byzantine culture, which became the source of the origin of the Russian national costume, as a basis. Moscow does not create at all for the sake of fleeting micro-trends, but devote their outfits to an old noble style that is relevant at all times. Therefore, such things are definitely not destined to gather dust in the closet, they are always in demand.
A pleasant surprise for the collection was the print - an old cage, which has been woven in Russia since the 10th century and looks surprisingly modern!
In addition, although black is currently the most popular color, dyeing fabrics exactly black is the most harmful to the environment. Therefore, the designers of the Feodora. Moscow brand pay special attention to environmental issues and use all indigo shades for the darkest tones of the collections, demonstrating a new standard of classics.
And, perhaps, the main advantage of the collection is its authenticity, loyalty to history and a special philosophy, which is read in the plastic contours of the silhouette and deep color palette. A philosophy of humble elegance.
Author: Diana Mitskevich