Valentin Yudashkin has prepared a special Haute Couture collection for the 30th anniversary of the brand. It will be presented by the brand’s new Creative Director Galina Yudashkin as part of Dubai Fashion Week on October 14th 2023, the birthday of the company’s founder Valentin Yudashkin who would have turned 60 this year.
The collection was based on Valentin’s stories about his love towards women and reflects his admiration for their beauty. The main theme of the collection is a woman in time, which draws inspiration from different eras, such as: Renaissance, Antiquity, Baroque and Art Deco mixed with Middle Eastern and Asian styling.
The collection was inspired by bright and delicate colors of gold, pink and blue with a floral motif present in all pieces of the collection, from voluminous petals, created from beads, sequins and bugles, to thin lines reminiscent of twigs with scatters of morning dew. The leading colors of the collection reflect the changing seasons, from the cold frosty mornings of March to the warm and radiant days of June.
The collection is completed by the traditional bride’s Haute Couture dress made of French lace and decorated with intricate hand embroidery. To create the collection, various materials were used brought from all over the world, including crepe, organza, gazar, chiffon and silk, with utmost attention paid to in-house handmade embroidery, created in the best traditions of the Valentin Yudashkin brand. Complementing the looks are unique handmade gloves made with French lace and embroidered with lush flowers. The new Haute Couture Spring / Summer 2024 collection is an ode to women whom Valentin Yudashkin has always idolized.
Valentin Yudashkin, a member of the French Federation of Haute Couture and Ready-to-Wear, is the most renowned Russian internationally established fashion brand, best known for their unique and exquisite Haute Couture, evening wear, red carpet and bridal collections – with pieces from various collections exhibited at the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the California Museum of Fashion, the State Historical Museum in Moscow and the International Museum of Olympic Games. The brand has presented its collections at Paris Fashion Week for over 20 years, has also previously participated in the Milan and New York Fashion Weeks, and is the founding member of the High Fashion & Ready-to-Wear Association of Russia, having played a leading role in the creation of Moscow Fashion Week.
Today Valentin Yudashkin is a luxury powerhouse producing exclusive fashion pieces, leather goods, accessories and fragrances – as well as architectural & interior designs with offices in Moscow, Paris, Hong Kong, and Dubai. Following the passing of Mr. Yudashkin, the late founder and creative director of the brand in May 2023, his daughter Gala Yudashkina has taken the reigns of the fashion house – it’s development and creative direction, and aims to uphold the company’s international acclaim with a bold artistic vision.
Valentin Yudashkin graduated from the Moscow Industrial Secondary School with degrees in both history of traditional costumes and decorative cosmetics — he went on to create designs influenced by his early years working in theaters, producing elaborate evening wear, and dramatic couture pieces.
He first made his mark by dressing Raisa Gorbachev, the wife of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, in the late 1980s. In the 1990s, after the break-up of the Soviet Union, he became a Russian icon as he reached international acclaim with the Faberge collection show in 1991 in Paris, which received acclaim from all over the world and was applauded by the best fashion critics for the display of incredible craftsmanship.
The brand always made headlines by styling and creating pieces for internationally acclaimed music artists, heads of state and first-ladies, Haute Couture collectors, the Russian National Olympic team, the Aeroflot Russian National Carrier, theatre, and many more.
Valentin Yudashkin was awarded the title of the Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, the title of the Cavalier of the Arts and Literature Order of the French Republic (2007) and became a member of the Honorary Order for Contributors to Russian Arts (2008).
The current flagship boutique, occupies a magnificent seventeenth-century mansion, deemed to be one of the crown jewels of Russian architecture, restored to its former glory, located in the historical center of Moscow.