PARIS, Mar 26, 2009 / FW/ — For its initial offering, the newly re-launched Russian fashion house Irfé proposes a dichotomy – one is fluid, soft and protective, while the other is architectural, corseted and provocative.
Referencing the historical heritage of Irfé, Creative Director Olga Sorokina proposed an evening pouch in white astrakhan adorned with a two-headed eagle, symbol of the Russian Czars. The cross of the Maltese Order, who for a long time was under the Czar’s protection, was also in the spotlight through prints that reproduced the Royal crown and in the contemporary silhouettes.
Delving into modern Russia, Sorokina created the Rock’n Chic silhouette done in grays, whites and blacks, with touches of pink and purple reminiscent of the violet Princess Irina’s favorite, who with Prince Felix Yousoupoff founded Irfé in 1924.
Staying true to the house’s luxe DNA, Sorokina used only noble fabrics and luxurious materials to construct a long sleeveless overcoat with worked sleeves, a perfecto blouson in flannel and washed lambskin, and a tweed jacket that is perfect on a pair of leather leggings heralds a precise silhouette.
The mix of fabrics conveys even more volume and character to the clothing and sets forth a woman who is confident about her style and her personality.