Yulia Yadryshnikova bases capsule fashion
collection on Luca Nichetto's sofa cover

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Madrid fashion designer Yulia Yadryshnikova's latest capsule collection includes a dress that unfolds into a cover for designer Luca Nichetto's most recent sofa.

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Yulia Yadryshnikova took the upholstery of Luca Nichetto's Stanley sofa – part of design brand De La Espada's collection launching in New York this week – and cut it into a wearable garment.

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Created "to emphasise the connection between the fashion and furniture worlds", the dress can still be used as a seat cover.

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The material, coloured yellow on one side and grey on the other, drapes over the shoulders and fastens at the midriff.

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Slices in the garment create arm holes and allow the cloth to fall in ripples around the hips and thighs, revealing the grey underside.

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Yadryshnikova also used the same fabric to reinterpret two coats from a previous collection, giving the designs a more "structural" look.

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Three dresses with simple silhouettes form the second half of the collection. These designs feature layers of fabric in pastel shades, which are attached to the shoulder seams and can be worn over the front or back.

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These layers reference the pages of a loose-leaf calendar that Yadryshnikova would turn over and fold into different shapes as a child.

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"[The] pieces are imagined as a single form with some parts acting separately, like the calendar leaves," said the designer.

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A thigh-length teal coat without fastenings is designed to accompany the dresses.

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Yadryshnikova's background as a pattern cutter influences the shapes and processes she uses in her work.

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"First the silhouettes come along with the initial vision while all the specific lines and details appear at later stages during the process of experimentation with pattern making and working with fabric," she said.

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The collection will be on show alongside Nichetto's furniture range at Ludlow Studios in the Lower East Side during New York Design Week from 16 to 18 May.

Photography is by Laura Jimenez.

Here is some more information from the designer:


Capsule Fashion Collection by Yulia Yadryshnikova

The capsule collection can be divided into two parts that tell two different stories. The first part includes three dresses inspired by childhood memories.

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Turning the pages of a loose-leaf calendar to turn over the 'yesterday' and welcome a new day was a game that Yulia played every morning, adding her creative touch to each leaf which she folded in different ways depending on her mood, transforming each day into a unique shape.

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This works as a methaphor for every human life: each day is unique but together they make up a lifetime.

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Yulia’s pieces are imagined as a single form with some parts acting separately, like the calendar leaves. To emphasise the connection between the fashion and furniture worlds, she also created a special dress, conceived not only to be worn but also to become a cover for the Stanley sofa.

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The second part of the collection consists of two coats which are actually replicas from an earlier capsule collection, re- interpreted using the same upholstery fabric as the Stanley sofa, giving them a more 'structural' look.

The entire set of garments can serve as a kind of illustration of Yadryshnikova’s creative process: first the silhouettes come along with the initial vision while all the specific lines and details appear at later stages during the process of experimentation with pattern making and working with fabric.

  • Vigarano

    “Madrid fashion designer Yulia Yadryshnikova’s latest capsule collection includes a dress that unfolds into a cover for designer Luca Nichetto’s most recent sofa.”

    “Created ‘to emphasise the connection between the fashion and furniture worlds”, the dress can still be used as a seat cover.’”

    Because you never know when you’ll want to come home, take off your clothes and re-cover your furniture with them.

  • scot sims

    I’m reminded of the Carol Burnett parody of “Gone With the Wind”: “Went With the Wind” Where Scarlett appeared wearing the dress made from curtains – including the curtain rod!