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As the year comes to a close, it is time to take stock of Ukrainian designer Irina Dzhus‘s Autumn/Winter 2015 collection entitled ‘TOTALITARIUM‘.

One who’s never shy of using architectural silhouettes in her fashion pieces, Dzhus draws her inspiration from the cult of the technocratic – a social movement which arose in the early 20th century and was committed to abstaining from all revolutionary and political activities.

Using the Utopian ideology, her collection glorifies and conjures up a stern yet pure image of the working class heroine. As such, the pieces feature austere silhouettes, technical textures and greyscale palette, while the geometrical pleats interpret the architectural elements of Constructivism and Totalitaristic Classicism.


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Priding her brand as vegetarian-friendly, the garments are made of authentic working uniform cottons as well as fabrics typical of the era’s functional fashion, such as woollen knit and felt.

Other special finishing include raw hems, exposed seam allowances and piping with elastic which accentuate the technological nature of the designs.

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It is undoubtedly suffice to say that Dzhus’s collection is a paradox of post-modern fashion; strong and unified despite the juxtaposition of elements within each look. 

Irina Dzhus’s Autumn/Winter 2015 collection will be available for purchase at Church (USA), The One and GoodBuyFashion (Ukraine) and Diablo Rosso (Panama).

Her collection is also available online via NotJustALabel, Hako, The Clothing Lounge, ToDevise, Meet My Designer, Redmint and Fashion Bloc

For more information about the brand, click here

Photography | Olga Nepravda

Styling | Irina Dzhus

Makeup & Hair | Maria Kolomiets

Models | Fortune Chidi @ Ego Models, Anna Dogileva

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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