PARIS, Mar 13, 2009 / FW/ — While other designers see women as galactic warriors during the 2010s, Russian-born designer Alena Akhmadullina see her as a mystical woman conqueror based on literature written by Russian author A. S. Pushkin.
Creating organic shapes using tweed, fur and cashmere, Alena Akhmadullina proposes mini dresses, mid-calf frocks and loose-fitting jackets that also work as a coat for Fall 2009. Slouchy Capri length pants are paired with tunics made of fur. And the most interesting – coats, blouses and trousers made of human hair! (Or are they extensions?)
Yet, it is not only the clothes that caught the audience’s eyes. The ‘heel-less’ platform shoes that ends into a ‘bandage’ is more than just a fashion item. It is actually a new take on footwear!
And though chances are it will take some time before we see women wearing them on the streets, these shoes are great for editorial shoots. With that alone, Alena Akhmadullina already has a winner on her hands.
Photos by Thomas Barnes