Ekaterina Kukhareva’s SS13 collection saw a massive nod to the 60s, not only through the bold choice of geometric prints and bright pastels, but also in the fantastic choice of music which the models marched out to. With hair in beehives and teamed with headbands and hooped earrings, the models looked every inch the part giving off a Brigitte Bardot vibe, the very woman who provided Ekaterina’s inspiration this season.
The simple shapes of the garments and the mix off hexagrams, bird wing scales and basic geometric shapes helped with the vintage feel of the collection, which was full of maxi dresses and beachwear (and a #totesamaze beaded clutch – definitely putting that one on the wish-list).
After the show we went backstage to have a quick chat with Ekaterina. And a quick chat it was. With post-show euphoria in the air and manic backstage bumbling, we tried to squeeze in as much as we could in the minute we had before she was rushed away.
Planet Notion: Congratulations on such a great show, we loved it! How do you think it went?
Ekaterina Kukhareva: I don’t know I haven’t seen it yet! I’m actually really looking forward to finally sitting down and getting to watch everything.
PN: Are you feeling calmer now it’s over?
EK: Yeah for the first few seconds I was really hyper thinking ‘I can’t believe it’s over!’ There was so much preparation for just 40 minutes.
PN: We bet! How long did it take you to put everything together?
EK: With this whole collection it took one month to make all the prints, and one month actually making all the garments with all the fabrics.
PN: What’s your favourite piece?
EK: Oooh, that’s really hard! Really hard! I really like the leggings with the purple and orange crosses on them, and the top with the matching clutch as well.
PN: They were beautiful, and we really want that bag! We loved the swimwear too.
EK: I tried to make as much as possible and tried to make it really wearable as well.
PN: What’s next for you?
EK: Paris! I’m doing a Paris show, another fashion scout, in a couple of weeks’ time.
Words – Anna Verdon
Photos – Sally Rose