Russian Designer Olga Vilshenko set the bar high for others to follow after presenting his Pre AW16 collection as the runway radiated with ladylike, graciousness and grown up elegance that strolled down the catwalk. There was an air of polished assuredness in this collection, it was a master class in how to execute simplicity. The only drama was found in the detailed prints and frills on necklines, it may have been all refined but the attitude was of calm and collected revamp of out growing child’s play and entering womanhood. The Paisley print was standout print as it painted blouses to midi skirts. The Emma Blouse features a button front, stand collar with frill detailing and gatherings at the cuff. Anne Hathaway, a long time fan of the brand has been spotted in the Emma Blouse, looking seamless and she ran through he city of New York. If a high neck isn’t your cup of tea, the Kelly Blouse might be. Featuring a relaxed style that features a drawstring neckline with tie and tassels with a button cuff fastening. Jenna Louise Coleman has constantly been spotted in various Vilshenko pieces and it was no surprise to see her in the Kelly Blouse! More of a skirt person? Olga has got you covered, introducing the Sofia Midi Skirt, featuring a high waist and wide pleats, this skirt will be apart of the perfect dramatic evening look. Florence Welch, another long time fan of the brand, she has been spotted in the Sofia Midi Skirt as she attended to her musical performances. Embroidery has always been a statement feature on Vilshenko garments, this collection was no expected as flower and geometric print embroidery adorned blouses, separating itself from average blouses. The Hannah Embroidered Blouse Black is a long sleeve style with an open gathered V neckline. Floral embroidery is seen on the sleeves, around the neckline and down the centre front. Style Icon Alexa Chung has been spotted in the Hannah Blouse and this is not the first time the international icon has been spotted in Vilshenko. The Lucy Embroidered Blouse Black offers a different cut and embroidery artwork to a blouse. This blouse is a ½ sleeve with a buttoned down open neckline with a stand collar. Featuring an embroidered bib, neckline and arm detail, the Lucy Blouse is a perfect contemporary take on an ethnic traditional blouse. Gemma Arterton has been spotting in the Lucy Blouse during a red carpet event, looking chic as ever. Dramatic, detailed, eye stopper, the Nargress Dress in Holy Russian Tile Print is a standout piece from the collection. The statement gown features a ¾ sleeve, floor length style with a crew neckline. High splits adding a contemporary touch along with the fitted waistline, giving the ultimate evening look. Keira Knightley has been captured in this extravagant piece looking immaculate as always.
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