November 07, 2021: In the present, here & now.
Time stands still – a wave of consciousness overcomes you like the rising tide over a vast stretch of glistening sand. In a rush, like an undulation of emotions, the ripples of the waves crash creating a beautiful chaos, as the golden shores glimmer in the sunlight. A wild torrent of feelings, layers becoming undone – swept away with a serene calmness, into the now.
Barefoot on mid-August's burnt grass, to the touch of softening leather car seats of a drop-top vintage convertible classic in the heat, and the sweltering summer breeze through your fingertips. Catching a drift, a dream of memorable instants lived in-between.
The Kristina Fidelskaya Spring / Summer 2022 collection is named 'Peace' - a dedication to a forgotten past and an unforeseen future, and a dedication to living in the present. A state of mindfulness, active, open, intentional attention on the present moment in time. When one is mindful, we realize that one is not their thoughts, one becomes an observer of one's thoughts from moment to moment without judgment. To make the most of time, one must lose track of it.
The Spring / Summer 2022's looks are an ode to the enthusiasm of embracing journeys of self-discovery, and the elation of freedom in the seventies, which would transform society as we knew it then. This season's collection is collection unfolds as a story of emancipation, with a deliverance of feminine nonchalance translated into relaxed silhouettes, composed of soft-spoken silks, retro-inspired quilted leather ensembles, and tier-layered tulle & off-the-shoulder bustier gowns. The collection's color palette is drawn from elements of nature, with earth tones of soil brown, wheat beige, stone grey, milky blue and dusty white.
This season's collection is composed of a variety of re-designed contemporary classics, comprised of the brand's signature elaborately worked leather, as well retro-inspired kaleidoscopic prints, and cotton terrycloth. A surprise addition of handcrafted nappa leather dog & matching harnesses, for a coordinated stylish accessory this season, available in three colorways of dark brown, caramel, and white – named Veni, Vidi, Vici. A sustainable effort to re-purpose left-over materials and reduce waste, and a gentle reminder to enjoy life in the present moment.
“This collection has brought me closer to the woman I design for – her life, her needs, offering her a total look or a statement piece for any occasion. This summer's mood is relaxed, it's light, it feels pure – the pieces are bright & lively, fun as well as functional. The collection reflects a reborn positivity, and a renewed zest for life - energy I live by.” – Kristina Fidelskaya
The collection includes swimwear produced by Melissa Odabash – with bikinis and one-piece swimsuits in white, kaki, & dark terracotta. Melissa Odabash launched her eponymous label in 1999 and from the inception of the brand, the collection has been developed to sculpt and enhance the female silhouette. Timeless pieces designed with clean lines and innovative textiles aim to adapt to all body types. Having been established for over 2 decades, her insightful know-how and discerning use of superior fabrics demonstrates the skill and time that it has taken to really become a master and pioneer in her industry.
As part of a continued partnership with Maison Michel Paris, the collection includes two Kristina Fidelskaya hats made by Maison Michel Paris, the “Bibi” and the “Brigitte”, both available in three colorways of black, camel, and white.