Known for structured silhouettes and a subtle sense of avant garde, Ukrainian designer Irina Dzhus presents another collection worthy to be called a marriage between fashion and architecture.

This Spring/Summer 2014 sees the emergence of visual concepts that are influenced by the orthodox Christian iconographic canons, coded universally by characters and graphics in a spiritual manner. It essentially reflects a creative mind that aspires to the original truth and who managed to find the fundamental module for its subjective perfection’s structure.

Tranquil and serene in mood, this collection in its most experimental state, reflects the dialectical matter of the pieces – as a key to the synergy of a person wearing them and the innermost essence of the universe. Aesthetically, they also iconise the archetype for the saint and wholly — a symbol and an initial dogma of consciousness, in a radical fashion. 



With straight, fuss-free minimalist cuts that are rhythmical yet constructional at the same time, the collection features a surprisingly eclectic combinations of details. They include raw hems, framed pipping, precise pleatwork, exposed seam allowance that allows the contouring of silhouettes as well as a unique mix of textile choices, such as rubberised denim, which is commonly found in rainwear.

They help to accentuate a waterproof element in clothes, working alongside knit, neoprene and more specifically, linen, which is the go-to fabrication for comfort-wear and breathability. 



While these piece may seem less-bold than previous collections, this collection will gel especially well with women who likes clothes with innovative concepts yet are not loud and outrageous in design.

At the same time too, the emulation of elegance is nonetheless echoed throughout the pieces. Something that goes along the fitting line of “I am a woman who’s effortlessly sleek yet unique in my elements.”  



Irina Dzhus is available at NOT JUST A LABELHAKOINSPIRARE and -D-A-S-H- Store.

The conceptwear label is also stocked in THE ONE and KOMOORA in Kiev, Ukraine, and PAPER PIGEON in Budapest, Hungary.

For more information, visit Irina Dzhus’s website. 

Posted by:Jessica Ye

Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Couture Troopers, former editor of Designaré Magazine, and a first class honours graduate of Goldsmiths University of London's BA(Hons) Fashion Media & Industries Degree. She is a true-blooded leo who thinks that over-commercialism kills art.

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