KATERINA RUTMAN presents lookbook of SS19 demi couture collection
Thursday, 22 November 2018
‘My incredible Love for Ancient History inspired me to create an epic collection dedicated to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon’, says designer Katerina Rutman. The Neo-Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar II, who ruled between 605 and 562 BC, built unique gardens for his Median wife, Queen Amytis, because she missed the green hills and valleys of her homeland. The gardens were built within the walls of the royal palace; and they were actually roof gardens laid out on a series of ziggurat terraces. There is a combination of geometric silhouettes with incredible floral prints, reminiscent of blossoming green hills. The textures of Katerina Rutman collection are inspired by Assyrian art.
Key items: sequined gowns, one-shoulder dresses and tops, kimono dresses, jacquard matching suits, floral 3D-printed skirts and coats. Color palette is a combination of grassy green, pure white, milk, amaranth, as well as a shade of lilac, pink, sky blue and vibrant hues of red. Accessories: gloves decorated with 3D flowers, statement masks and headwear.