Kristina Fidelskaya’s Resort 2019 collection offers boxy tailoring, free silhouettes and a neutral colour palette for a woman who wants to feel modern and put together.
To Fidelskaya, the woman she dresses want something meaningful, a garment that is functional and timeless and becomes one of the core pieces in her wardrobe. The pull away from trends in the direction of a capsule that has longevity and purpose is something that consumers are interested in more.
Elongated silhouettes have a monastic asceticism, drawing on the contrast of natural materials and advances textiles. Used for their ability to become heirlooms, they are treated on equal footing. A subtle touch of masculinity nods to seminal decades: the garçonne of the Roaring Twenties, the body freed in the Swinging Sixties, the code-breaking Eighties and visual cues from Saville Row and the relaxed attitude of leisurewear. Modern and strong.
The colour palette draws from Piero Manzoni’s Achromes to explore the transparent yet immutable presence of natural elements. The earthy lightness of blond sand and sandstone, the strong vegetality of tobacco brown and sage green, the stark power of onyx and ocean blue are echoed in a textural palette of washed canvas and evanescent parachute silk, technical poplin and Garza crepe, raw cotton and viscose twill. Metallic elements become the man-made jewels of the modern wardrobe while lightweight fabrics command attention, revealing the beauty of their natural fibre at their raw edges or as fringing.
The Arte Povera movement – birthed in the crucible of the late Sixties and cusp of the Seventies – finds a new territory in fashion, and a harmonious voice in Kristina Fidelskaya.