Vilshenko Evening Dresses
Russian designer Olga Vilshenko hasn't showcased her pieces in a runway show or even a formal presentation, yet she's managed to win over some of fashion's biggest influencers - Alexa Chung and Florence Welch were some of the first names to wear her clothes. The butterfly and bird pattern on this 'Claudine' dress is modeled after artist Michelle Morin's paintings that depict the beauty of nature. It's cut from fluid crepe de chine in a wrap silhouette that will flatter every shape.
Vilshenko's Resort '18 collection is inspired by Michelle Morin's paintings that depict the wildlife and nature of her hometown in New Hampshire. Drawing on the texture and plants in the artist's work, this cold-shoulder 'Alisanna' gown is cut from weightless silk-chiffon with a crinkled finish and printed with burgundy and pink blooms. We love how the ruffled tiers move beautifully as you move.
The print on Vilshenko's 'Madeline' gown depicts faded butterflies – a motif inspired by artist Michelle Morin's wildlife paintings. Cut from crinkled silk-chiffon that's lined through the body, it has cutouts at the shoulders framed by pretty ruffles. Let the billowing hem gently sweep the floor by styling yours with sandals.
Vilshenko's lilac Alisanna dress invites understated luxury to the eveningwear edit. It's crafted in the UK from diaphanous silk in a fresh floral print, framed with delicate cut-out shoulders and ruffle-trimmed panels throughout the skirt for sartorial fluidity. Match it to a box clutch and sandals for a polished finish.
Olga Vilshenko inherited dressmaking prowess from her Russian mother, and now channels it into pieces like this white Jasmine dress, which combine her fondness of pastel shades and folk art. It’s made from lightweight semi-sheer silk-satin and chiffon, which has been loosely pleated and printed with multicoloured stripes and a floral design. Contrast the undulating shape with a structured bag.
Russian designer Olga Vilshenko references artist Michelle Morin for Resort 2018, resulting in ethereal pieces such as this Cara dress. It’s constructed from lightweight beige silk-chiffon, with the high neck and slightly fluted ankle-length skirt creating an elongated silhouette. The floral embroidery travels down the front, back and sleeves, while ruffles at the collar and cuffs add to the whimsical style. Keep the mood romantic with gilded accents.
- Multicolored silk crepe de chine- Button fastenings along front- 100% silk- Dry clean- Made in the UK
Overview Painting a picture of a decadent wildflower scene on a backdrop of lustrous silk, this Yasmin dress from Vilshenko is a feminine piece to adorn your garden party repertoire. Catching the light with a sumptuous sheen, delicately exposing sheer alternating stripes that fall to accent the flowing maxi length and asymmetric hem, a demure square neckline is to be faultlessly framed with tousled up-do. Frill cap sleeves Square neckline Floral print with sheer check design Asymmetric hem; Maxi-length Pure silk Dry clean Model is 178cma UK 8 and wears a UK 8 Made in England
Overview Perfectly balancing Eastern heritage with Western couture, the Keeley gown from Vilshenko will make a unique addition to your new-season edit. Replacing the usual rich folklore with bead and sequin-embellished sea horses, shells and anchors, the nautical theme continues with a navy silk backdrop. Look to the high neckline and cuffs for fluted feminine frills. Sheer long sleeve gown with fluted frill trims High neck Zip fastening Nautical-themed embroidery Exclusive to Harrods Pure silk Dry clean Model is 178cma UK 8 and wears a UK 8
Vilshenko brings a folkloric flourish to classic silhouettes for SS17, as exemplified by this ivory Mariya gown. It's crafted in the UK from lightweight silk crepe de Chine with soft gathers across the shoulders, and falls to an ankle-grazing length to fully showcase the colourful floral and paisley patchwork print. Elevate your profile with pin-thin heels.
Overview Update your warm-weather wardrobe with Vilshenko's elegant Freya dress. The flattering wrap style boasts a rich moth print - a key motif from its Resort 2018 collection - and is adorned with ruffled cuffs for a romantic finish. Wear it with a loose chignon and strappy heels for a delicate finish. Silke-georgette maxi dress V-neckline Button fastening Long sleeves Ruffled slit cuffs; Moth print Wrap front with button fastening Pure silk Dry clean Model is 178cma UK 8 and wears a UK 8
For occasionwear which is glamorous and delicate in equal measures, look to Vilshenko’s floaty Christelle dress. Made in the UK, the lightweight silk-chiffon is printed with muted blue, red and yellow florals, and cascades from one shoulder to a singular long sleeve and tiered skirt. Complete the look with glinting hoop earrings and an elegant clutch.
Overview Fusing the designer's Eastern heritage with Western silhouettes, Vilshenko creates modern luxury with a traditional folkloric twist - exemplified by the ethereal Ariana gown. Crafted from swathes of luxurious silk with a romantic floral print, the floaty piece is trimmed with ruffles at the shoulders and waist, while the V-neckline elegantly showcases the décolletage. V-neck gown Zip fastening Floral print 3⁄4-length sleeves Pure silk Dry clean Model is 178cma UK 8 and wears a UK 8