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‘Fur Russia With Love!’ – Russia Fashion Trend For 2012/2013 Fall/Winter!

Keira Knightley as Anna Karenina

Keira Knightley as Anna Karenina

Ice cutting wind that makes Russian aristocratic ladies’ cheeks blush with color under luxurious furs that, alongside pearl necklaces and earrings adorn these far-in-times tormented beauties of the 19th century – is the picture my mind travels to, with this season’s fashion trend. A crowded 1870’s Moscow or St. Peterspurg railway station with trains that seem more like chariots under the blistering cold, with aristocratic ladies that make their way through journeys in heavy expensive clothes… it’s Russia at its best. Romantic Russian Imperialism with its fine fashion & style.

Keira Knightely as Anna Karenina

Keira Knightley as Anna Karenina

When Temperley London presented her 2012/2013 Fall-Winter collection, she gave a away on a lot of what we shall indulge in this winter, and predicted what Anna Karenina Film was about to stir, fashion wise. A return to the mid 19th century Russian opulence and exquisite elegance. A collection that makes you wish for freezing whether just to wear fur hats and collars over heavy brocade and lace gowns. Femininity at its most with 21st century ladies who let history inspire them and give in to old forgotten habit and flirts – like wearing gloves that once taken off, with a sophisticated nonchalance, reveal pale soft hands, on which crystal rings and golden bracelets rest.

Russian Fashion Trend - Temperley London 2012/2013 Fall-Winter collection

Russian Fashion Trend – Temperley London 2012/2013 Fall-Winter collection

Russian Fashion Trend - Temperley London 2012/2013 Fall-Winter collection

Russian Fashion Trend – Temperley London 2012/2013 Fall-Winter collection

Sticking to the same fashion and Russian feel, Keira Knightley stunned on the red carpet at Anna Karenina’s premiere in London & Toronto, in dresses that were oh-so-historically classic with a modern twist. Black and white. The 2 color palettes that we’ll see a lot of this season. Never too revealing and overly embroidered yet so sexy for all this lack of flesh.

Keira Knightley at Anna Karenina Premiere - Red Carpet - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

Keira Knightley at Anna Karenina Premiere – Red Carpet – 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

Keira Knightley at Anna Karenina - London Film Premiere

Keira Knightley at Anna Karenina – London Film Premiere

Keira Knightley & Jude Law at Anna Karenina - London Film Premiere

Keira Knightley & Jude Law at Anna Karenina – London Film Premiere

Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina Inspired Editorial - Vogue

Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina Inspired Editorial – Vogue

Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina Inspired Editorial - Vogue

Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina Inspired Editorial – Vogue

The ‘Fur Russia With Love’ 2013 Winter Trend will have us all crave for a lustful luxurious elegant laziness in rich textures that play their part of darkness and light (much like Dior‘s New Look). With piles of crystals and pearls, fur hats that hide away the rebel curls of Botticelli women – the 1870’s women are reborn in this modern uniformed 21st century, that lacks dainty attitudes and styles. Well… we’re not going to parade the streets in ballgowns that sweep the dirty pavements, nor squeeze our waists in corsets that make any delicious dinner undigested or better yet, improper to be served by a woman too pretentious to be seen devouring food in a dress that barely allows a healthy breath or laughter for that matter. No ladies! We’re getting the best of both worlds and centuries. The glamour of 1877 Russian high society with a touch of 1950’s retro modernism and today’s twist and edginess.

Anna Karenina Inspired Street Style Looks:

Russian Fashion Trend, Street Style, fur hat

Russian Fashion Trend, Street Style, fur hat, via picturesofhats.info

Russian Fashion Trend, Street Style, fur hat

Russian Fashion Trend, Street Style, fur hat, via whowhatwear.com

Russian Trend, Street Style

Russian Trend, Street Style, via lepetitenest.com

(scroll down for more street style and Anna Karenina inspired clothes…)

Films seem to agree quite well with fashion nowadays. Well, at least for Banana Republic, who stuck with the Mad Men‘s recipe. After sky-rocketing their sales with a collection inspired by the series (click here to see), they are just unstoppable aren’t they? I mean, why fix it it it ain’t broken, right? Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina Film’s costume designer) has given her artistic input into the Banana Republic Anna Karenina Inspired Collection, consisting of 76 pieces (both for men & women). A limited edition bound to hit the stores on October 30th 2013, it mirrors and delivers on its Russia Times Muse: the 1877 Lev Tolstoy novel on the life, love and affairs of the 19th century Russian aristocracy. Glamour & elegance to the point of opulence, velvet fabrics, brocade patterns and reinvented looks, with prices that will vary from $39.50 to $325.

Banana Republic Russian Fashion Trend - Anna Karenina Collection

Banana Republic Russian Fashion Trend – Anna Karenina Collection

‘Looking back through history and then adapting older fashions to forward looking pieces is a classic element of design”, says Banana Republic creative director, Simon Kneen.

Russian fashion trend - Winter 2013, fur hats

Russian fashion trend – Winter 2013, fur hats, via longchampesuk.com

The Russian Trend of 2013 Winter is a bold return to drama and ultimate femininity. A strong, statuesque, delicate woman, with  novel’ish beauty, who’s fashion sense came from both a social status she was unaware of (or took for granted), as well as a tormented life, subject to sorrow & hurt (caused by misfortune or mere boredom). This romantic dark and light beauty in rich fabrics and extravagant accessories is at the core of this season’s fashion trend inspiration. So brace yourselves ladies for it’s time to celebrate our inner Imperial personas and indulge into all that is luxuriously forbidden while looking fabulous. What’s next? Dreaming of our prince in shining Armour?  Wouldn’t hold my breath on that…

Anna Karenina inspired clothes & jewelry:

Temperley London Dress via Vogue

Temperley London Dress via Vogue

Valentino coat - Anna Karenina Inspired look via Vogue

Valentino coat – Anna Karenina Inspired look via Vogue

Anna Karenina Inspired Fan via Vogue

Anna Karenina Inspired Fan via Vogue

Azzedina Alaia Anna Karenina Inspired Shirt via Vogue

Azzedina Alaia Anna Karenina Inspired Shirt via Vogue

Freya Jewelry - Anna Karenina Inspired via Vogue

Freya Jewelry – Anna Karenina Inspired via Vogue

Alexander McQueen Clutch - Anna Karenina look via Vogue

Alexander McQueen Clutch – Anna Karenina look via Vogue

Tomassa Jewelry - via Vogue

Tomassa Jewelry – via Vogue

Anna Karenina inspired jewelry via Vogue

Anna Karenina inspired jewelry via Vogue

Nina- Rcci dress (Anna Karenina inspired logueook) via V

Nina- Rcci dress (Anna Karenina inspired look) via Vogue

Anna Karenina Looks – Street Style:

Russian Fashion Trend, Street Style

Russian Fashion Trend, Street Style, via thebestfashionblog.com

Russian fashion trend - street style, via thebestfashionblog.com

Russian fashion trend – street style, via thebestfashionblog.com & stockholm.streetstyle.com

Russian Fashion Trend, Street Style

Russian Fashion Trend, Street Style, via whowhatwear.com

Russian Fashion Trend, Street Style, fur hat

Russian Fashion Trend, Street Style, fur hat, via whowhatwear.com

Russian Fashion Trend, Street Style, fur hat

Russian Fashion Trend, Street Style, fur hat, via glamourmagazine.co.uk

Russian Fashion Trend, Street Style, fur hat

Russian Fashion Trend, Street Style, fur hat, via glamourmagazine.co.uk

6 thoughts on “‘Fur Russia With Love!’ – Russia Fashion Trend For 2012/2013 Fall/Winter!

  1. Love this look. I made a beautifully ornate fur cap , Russian inspired. Maybe you might consider to post it on your blog.
    I can mail you the picture tomorrow as NYC street style
    Loved your blogpost

  2. I love contemporary fashion. After Alexander McQueen‘s passing I thought it’s impossible to replace him in the position of the brand’s creative director. Fortunately, I was wrong. Sarah Burton has been doing a great job! Chapeaux bas for her amazing design she debuted with: a dramatic lace wedding gown Kate Middleton wore to her wedding last year.

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