The Fyodor Golan ‘Belle De Jour’ AW13 showcase was held in the magnificent Savoy Hotel in a grand, ornate chandelier-clad room. The set up was a little frustrating as most people had to stand in a circle and it was hard to get a good view if you were mini but the grand room was the perfect setting for the luxurious collection.
The collection can be summed up in one word: sexy. There were scarlet heels, red satin off-the-shoulder dresses and a gorgeous red kimono style dress which all screamed boudoir. There was plenty of flesh on show, with cut-away panels down the entire centre of dresses, nude peachy sheer dresses and on one particular design, a completely sheer black top. Textures were luxurious, with soft flesh coloured padded panels embroidered against shimmering bronze metallics as well as soft black tops with embellished metallic trims and white PVC style jackets. There were intricate prints on some of the designs too; the most recurring was that of an ornate hand-drawn black design on white satin dresses and tops, again very lingerie-esque and evocative.
Make up and hair was kept super sleek and gothic. Hair was slicked back off the face before tumbling in controlled waves down the back whilst cheekbones were highlighted and lips were a dark berry or black colour, matched also by the black chocker necklaces.
Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman are the designers behind the collection, hailing from Latvia and Isreal respectively. They describe their signatures as ‘accute attention to detail’ with ‘bespoke fabrications’ and this definitely came across in their AW13 catwalk.
*Thanks to Erika Shiotsu for the clearer photos!