The Hostess of the Copper Mountain
The collection is about femininity and masculinity, strength and fragility. The Hostess of the copper mountain is a magic patron of miners from one old Russian fairy tale. In this collection you can see the beautiful marriage of straight lines issued from miner's uniform and graceful volumes of Russian national costume.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The collection is about femininity and masculinity, strength and fragility. Straight lines and gorgeous volumes, linen and leather. Textile design also created by Daria Zhiliaeva.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The collection includes 23 items
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in October 2012 and finished in July 2013 in Florence, Italy. This is the graduate project in the institute Polimoda.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Linen, imitation leather. Digital printing on linen
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
8 outfits, size 40
fairy tale,fashion,young designer, miners, national costume, color
I based my research on the studying of Russian costume and miners clothing. I had a chance to found the original uniform of American miners of the 1960s. From this uniform I took most of details such as pockets, collars, closures. The Russian costume gave me graceful volumes. The Russian fairy tale "The Hostess of the Copper Mountain" was my main inspiration so I did a lot of drawings and paintings to feel better this story. I really liked the idea that miners (maybe the most masculine job in the world) are headed by the fragile young beautiful woman. These paintings were printed on linen and used in my collection.
It was hard not to loose the main idea of the collection during the
year of working.
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Daria Zhiliaeva, Anastasiia Zhiliaeva and Ekaterina Anzylova
Daria Zhiliaeva, 2013.