Vika Gazinskaya A/W ’13 look book

While it’s hard to draw a comparison between Vika Gazinskaya’s aesthetic and everything else that the fashion industry withholds at the moment, it’s pretty easy instead to fall in love with her whimsical designs and minimalistic silhouettes. For fall / winter 2013, the Russian designer envisioned a collection that brought the paper jewelry appliques, the architectural frills and the fake fur to an entirely new level of of sophistication.

By drawing inspiration from grand couturiers of the past, Vika Gazinskaya’s collection was a beautiful manifestation of voluminous coats, skirts with zig zag hems, cropped pants, cape boleros and faux scarfs. The stuffed-animal-like stores, resembling raccoons and foxes were envisioned as a lively alternative, being Gazinskaya’s playful way of outlining the fashion industry’s obsession towards real fur.

Built upon a neutral color palette and highlight the absence of prints, the Russian designer’s fall collection compensated through exaggerated silhouettes, enhanced details and embellishments, coming across under the form of long sleeves with bow cuffs, oversized necklaces and bell shaped dresses with uneven hems.

You can see all of the Vika Gazinskaya autumn (fall) / winter 2013 collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the collection.