Friday, 11 June 2010

Graduate Spotlight: Yelena Loguiiko

I fell instantly in love with Yelena Loguiiko's LCF graduate collection, I can already imagine an ethereal beauty sporting it on the cover of Italian Vogue. I want to drape myself in the soft hues, furry wooliness and structured fabrics. In my opinion, this collection is pretty much perfect...

I chatted to Yelena about travelling, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Cubism...

Let's start simple, tell us a little bit about yourself...
I grew up in the town of Marc Shagall,Vitebsk, Belarus. Where I finished my education in Art school and after I travelled around Europe and Asia to get more experience and to see the world.

What was the inspiration for your collection?
I was inspired by Picasso’s “Portrait of a Woman after Cranach the Younger” and Cubist geometry which I translated into my garments as an eclectic twist of cubism-inspired forms that mingle with elements of Eastern European folklore, primary traditional Latvian dresses, creating a classical yet futuristic look.

How did you find LCF and would you recommend it to others?
I found LCF is very good place to get degree,explore your creative and technical skills, to find design identity. I would to recommend it to independent and hard worker who love fashion
If you could work for any designer, who would it be and why?
It would be Miuccia Prada, she is unpredictable... 
What did you want to be when you were younger?From my childhood, as I remember, I been always busy with a scissors. I grew up sewing and deconstructing garments, for me and my friends. And, I can tell you the truth, I hated create garments for dolls, never been into that.

How would you describe your own personal style?

Who would you most like to see wearing your clothes? (dead or alive)
I never thought about this, but I can imagine Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Where is your favourite place in the World?
You know, I do not have a favourite place. I like all places where I have been, because all of them have they own charm, but I really really like Paris.
What's the best way to relax after all the stress of finishing a collection?
The best way to relax is to have a good sleep.
To see more of Yelena's work, visit her LCF Showtime Profile.


  1. did you go to grad fashion week then?! The manchester show was the most exciting show ever!
    your travels look amazing too!
    Rianna xxxx

  2. I totally agree I could see these garments in Vouge too. Beautiful work. Xxx

  3. Love the interview! XD nice blog!

  4. I love the blurred movement effect!
    - Adele

  5. I look forwards to seeing much mroe from this designer!

  6. I want the last outfit :) It speaks to me and I don't really know why, but I've spent a good 5 minutes staring at it.


  7. Lovely pictures! Great interview, too!

    Delightful Bitefuls

  8. Love all these pics. Great choice.
    keep in touch!

  9. love the picasso + charlotte gainsbourg references. fab interview!

    xo Alison

  10. Beautiful materials and soft colors, love!

  11. I love the blurred photo. Great dynamic feeling of motion.
    Lovely fierce clothing!

    Dress Rehearsal

  12. the first and last coats are amazing. love that you introduce me to new designers. also, I saw your office wedges in person at the NY Topshop... even more jealous of them now.

  13. beautiful collection, the last photo is special gorgeousness!

  14. Loved this collection at the show!

  15. Those hats are brilliant! The way the fur crosses the head makes it seem like a wooly mohawk - and who doesn't want one of those?! The grey dress with the ties is also rather beautiful.
    Clare x


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