April 03, 2014

Julia Korol, Your New Springtime Gem

Designer Julia Korol, photo courtesy of Emerge Ltd.

             Look out ladies, it’s springtime. We all know what that means – ditching our woollies and flaunting our bodies in this season’s new dresses, tops, skirts, and shorts. Consider yourself warned, but you will want to buy everything featured in this blog post. I know I definitely do.

Photo courtesy of Julia Korol
             Let me introduce to you Julia Korol. Originally from the Ukraine, Korol graduated with a Master’s degree in Fashion from Central Saint Martins, London’s renowned and well-respected design school. She now splits her time between London and Los Angeles, California.

Photo courtesy of Julia Korol
             Korol’s Spring/Summer 2014 womenswear collection first debuted at Paris Fashion Week earlier this year. She combines a fusion of explosive colors not all that dissimilar to kaleidoscope patterns or Rorschach inkblots to create flatteringly feminine shapes. Tailored to perfection, these designs are bejeweled enough that extra accessories would be unnecessary.

Photo courtesy of Julia Korol
             Korol’s collection sprouts crystals and prisms in predominantly cool turquoise, deep indigo, and radiant emerald hues, making it party-wowing and show-stopping. Hints of lime green, lilac, teal, and salmon are further enhanced by the contrasting black accents that some of the fits incorporate. Cutouts, pleats, and slouchier fits all feature, emphasizing the line’s versatility to suit the tastes of the wearer.

Photo courtesy of Julia Korol
             Harvey Nichols has already jumped on board to declare itself the first stockist of the line in the United Kingdom, with more to come later in the year. In the United States, stockists include Barneys New York, Maxfield Los Angeles, and H. Lorenzo.

Photo courtesy of Julia Korol
             Celebrities such as Ellie Goulding, Camilla Belle, and Solange Knowles have already been snapped in Korol’s designs, and it’s clear to see why. With her background in fine art and textiles, Korol channeled her talent into her first collection with help from fashion executive, Q. Ladraa.

Photo courtesy of Julia Korol
             Finding inspiration in nature, Korol has transformed fabrics such as neoprene to convey the smooth ripples of water or the surreal distortion of trees through geometric simplicity. Just as in nature, we see repetitious images working in unison to suit the female body.

Photo courtesy of Julia Korol
             If Korol’s classy graphics are anything to go by, we should expect to be inundated with glossy, angular, and psychedelic prints that verge on the three-dimensional this season. Perfect to welcome the spring and plant ideas of poolside cocktails and high-heeled evenings in our mind, it's the collection of every girl’s imagined life of luxury.

Photo courtesy of Julia Korol
             The average price range for Korol’s designs is 240 to 450 pounds, but let’s be honest, these designs are worth saving up for. Shop the range at Harvey Nichols and online here

Photo courtesy of Julia Korol


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    Lovely greets Nessa

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed reading. I really like your blog as well and have followed you on Bloglovin'.