Friday, 9 May 2014

Vika Gazinskaya x Other Stories

Friday, 9 May

Every now and then I come across a new designer that I fall head over heels in love with, in this case it's L’Officiel Russia's Fashion Editor turned designer Vika Gazinskaya, whose collection has nearly sold out everywhere (at the moment it's only available on select online sites and in some International department stores) and here's why...

Vika's personal style became a street-style phenomenon, which has certainly assisted in adding instant recognition to the brand, but what really drew me to her pieces were the strong lines, playful graphics, and ultimately how wearable everything is.
There is something incredibly elegant about her pieces, whilst being completely unfussy: full skirts and slouchy tops, made voluminous by stiff pleats and gathered waists. 

What's more to love? It was just as I was writing this post that I learnt some super exciting news... Vika has collaborated with my high-street favourite '& Other Stories' to produce a collection of super affordable, and super chic pieces for Summer. Anyone who knows me will know I don't favour summer dressing over the ease of layers upon layers upon layers that I can throw over for winter (knitwear and coats being a real addiction). However, these pieces are truly a wardrobe solution. Playful prints, in subtle, pale colours and in really great materials. I can't wait to make my purchase next Thursday, 15th May when it'll be available online and in-store.

Really want it right this second? Head over to Collette who had it exclusively online from May 5th.. Hurry, there may still be some pieces left!

Vika Gazinskaya x & Other Stories in-store and online from May 15th.

Vika Gazinskaya Ready-to-wear available at Net-a-Porter, Avenue 32 and Farfetch.