Kristina Fidelskaya (KF) is a luxury Pret-a-Porter women’s wear brand for the discerning and metropolitan women of the world, who are enticed by European style. Although headquartered in Dubai, KF runs all production, including curation and tailoring in Italy and showcases its seasonal collections at Paris Fashion week. Kristina Fidelskaya is a contemporary luxury fashion brand spearheaded by entrepreneur, designer and creative director Kristina Fidelskaya. Launched in 2014, the brand offers luxury ready-to-wear designs to suit the multi-faceted lifestyles of a vibrant metropolitan woman.
Kristina Fidelskaya has built the brand celebrating and enhancing the female form by creating pieces that highlight the femininity and elegance in every woman with ease and simplicity at the heart. The label speaks to a modern woman whose lifestyle dictates everyday glamour and confidence as well as luxe occasion wear, all of which are interchangeable and effortlessly wearable.
With curation and tailoring all being mastered in Italy, each Kristina Fidelskaya collection consists of evening wear, dresses, coats, suits, jackets, and related pret-a-porter separates, designed to empower the modern contemporary woman without compromising on femininity.
What are some must-have dresses for the SS18 season?
I am still loving the 90s minimalist trend, particularly the dresscoat as a key product. A staple in every girls wardrobe, it always features in a KF collection. We have a beautiful red dress coat from Kristina Fidelskaya latest SS18 collection – a vibrant one in a light fabric, a great piece for an array of occasions.
Let us know about new SS18 season, trends and etc.
The 90 s inspired oversized clothes are very much in trend currently. This resonates with our SS18, Anima collection which is available online and in the Wafi Boutique store, UAE. The collection presents a strong personality and depth through bold colours and sports-luxe vibes inspired by Brutalist architecture. The product is a combination of clean, structures shapes with flowy, billowing sleeves and necklines. I always cite culture in my inspiration for collections.
What is the most interesting part of being designer?
As a designer, I get inspired by many things: art, architecture, travel, people.. I love to observe people – style is something very subtle which comes from inside of a person… On another hand, translating creative ideas into a business project is tough part; having creativity doesn’t necessarily mean you can run a business. Fashion is a serious business and it takes lots of energy and commitment to make it successful.
How many collections do you create per season?
In the past, we have produced 2 main collections, and one capsule collection per year. Having entered the international fashion scene last year, we are now more aligning our plans to the international fashion calendar and will produce 4 collections a year: our Pre-Fall 18 collection has already been presented to the international buyers in Paris showroom this week; we are now organizing a Runway show for Fall-Winter 18 collection in Paris this coming March. The same will happen for SS19 collection when we will have it released in 2 parts: pre-collection and main collection.
Who is your greatest inspiration?
I respect all types of fashion from haute to street-style. One of my first and biggest inspirations was Tom Ford, and he still is. I highly admire female designers who also have families and have a hugely successful brand and career simultaneously. Personal inspirations are Saint Laurent, Victoria Beckham and Stella McCartney for products, creativity and family values!
Anima SS’18 collection
Balancing a flawless combination of fragility and strength in women is a charming equilibrium to find. Kristina Fidelskaya’s Spring/Summer ’18 collection titled ‘Anima’ explores the fascinating balance for women, inspired by the story of two delicate yet determined women in the 2012 British romantic drama, W.E. Conceptualized by the compelling love stories and courage of young women and their captivating allure in the film, the SS18 collection allows women to appreciate the strength and elegance of femininity in true Kristina Fidelskaya fashion.
The Italian word ‘Anima’ which translates to ‘soul’ in Italian immaculately represents the depth and personality of the W.E movie and of the brands ninth collection. The collection itself focuses on sculptured volume inspired by the Brutalist architecture, pure lines from early modernism American 30’s architecture as well as romantic components from American art deco.