On November 30 a well-known Ukrainian designer Iryna Karavay (Karavay brand) presented her SS 2013 collection on the art-platform “Mlyn” (“Mill”), a cozy and intimate theatre hall of Tram Men Club, Kyiv Small Opera House before 1907.
In her collection the designer touched the essence of woman’s sensuality. The designer concentrated on a woman’s perception of the issue shifting the accents from the community’s stereotypes to inner feelings and emotions.
“One can feel cool in a simple sweater and a shirt, yet sometimes clothes helping to feel sexual and smart can be of assistance. The clothes that are worn for oneself’s pleasure, not for the rest. The sensuality accentuated in the collection is not aggressive, it is relaxed. It is intimate and slightly percepted”,tells Iryna.
A new collection pays the tribute to old and eternal women’s secrets of seduction with clothes: lingerie-style, transparency, cuts and plackets. Yet the designer’s work is sophisticated and delicate. The cuts are either imitation or are camouflaged with tulle and chiffon, the plackets are fixed with decorative elements (pins, piercing earrings and chains), bared shoulders are hidden with velvet jackets and capes in sparkling silk, applications resemble underwear. Hints instead of real nakedness, flirt instead of provocation. Such clothes can’t be called blatant eroticism. It demonstrates and proclaims that the attraction lays in something hidden or covered.
The metaphors used in the collection are also subtle and delicate. The lashes on the dresses cuts resemble previous-epochs-novels, when slight movement of eyelids could tell much more than daring direct hints. The butterfly symbolizes the initial nature of sensuality. Thus the dresses have cuts similar to the contours of the wings, whereas some details of the collection have shaggy and “wet” texture. Feet accessories from big gems and thin gem stripes on the necks of the models were India-like. “Kamasutra” and tantric sex motives contribute to the general spirit of the collection and stimulate the reflections about spiritual nature of sexuality.