Paris Fashion Week Features Elena Rudenko SS14

Our skin, our outer surface, as rough as tree bark; an armor behind which lies our essence, our genetic memory, our identity. The memory of our roots and our cultural past is within each of us; it flows through our veins and vessels, braided fibers in our muscles; it is stored in us at a cellular level.

Dense structures of cottons leads to the lightness of crepe de Chine, raw linen weaving hides ornamental splashes of viscose while linen-silk blends changes its color to ecru and unbleached silk deceptively mimics linen thread.

Draperies, tucks and folds, exaggerated volumes complement tailored fits. The interplay of textures, ornaments and cut, achieved through moulage techniques, highlight and protect fragile femininity.

Inspired by her native Ukraine, Elena Rudenko plays on its rich heritage through ornamental accessories: a stylized cockerel – symbol of life’s origin and wealth – appears as amulet and handmade woven beads give a charming twist to graphic accessories.

 

 

 

Elena Rudenko is fashion designer with attention to womenswear. Designer’s collections have the abundance of details, folds and drapes, packed in simple visual shapes, play of textures, patterns and proportions. Comfort and femininity are core of Elena’s designs. She pays lots of attention as to quality fabrics as well as to finishings of garments. The woman of brand has to be strong, confident and independent as public wants to see her while she is fragile and feminine inside. She is a woman as she is.

Elena Rudenko launched her own brand after 6 years of practicing in PR, sales, management and marketing for different fashion brands and 2 years of experience in custom made designs and styling. Her background is Public relations and communications, University of Culture and Arts, Kiev, Ukraine, 2006. But her first steps in design started in childhood when she was creating dresses for herself.

THE SS14 Accessories Collection

THE SS14 RTW Collection