Unapologetically free-spirited, transcendently bold, and wildly enchanting – The scene is set in the late sixties in Saint-Tropez, the era’s playground and the golden-age of Godard’s New Wave Cinema – where women play the lead and leave a long-lasting impression. A storyline as told by on-screen femme fatales, a series of unexpected adventures on the French Riviera – a place where one goes to get away from it all, but also to get noticed.
The Kristina Fidelskaya Spring / Summer 2021 collection is entitled ‘Belmonde’ – inspired by the charisma & magnetic persona of famed French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, and the cinematic characters he played through the sixties and seventies – as well as a subtle word play on “Bel Monde” borrowed from the French term “Beau Monde” – translated literally into “Beautiful World”.
This season’s collection is composed of a variety of daring and romantically untamed looks, comprised of the brand’s signature intricate hand-cut leather, kaleidoscopic seventies print, delicate embroidered floral tulle, antenna cockerel feather chubbies, accentuated by modernist perplex chain belts, necklaces, & anklets – a unique combination of bespoke couture silhouettes worked into contemporary sportswear.
The Spring / Summer 2021’s looks are a love letter to monochromatic dressing, with matching ensembles paired with color coded accessories. But it is also a story of contrasts – outerwear worn with panache, dark sleek trench coats paired with bright thigh-high burnt orange boots, provoking sculpted leather bustier tops assorted to graceful tulle.
Primary hues, paired with provocative sartorial flair make for an enduring summer – exuberant intrigue, intoxicating romance, requiring an absurdly chic and fast sportscar, a must have for any passionate affair of the heart.
“I’ve been forever enraptured by Jean-Luc Godard’s satire of the lovers-on-the-run scenario with Anna Karina and Belmondo, and their compelling dynamic in “A woman is a woman”. The feeling of setting off on unplanned escapades and long coastal drives truly epitomizes the feeling of summer, and how beautifully life can be lived in those spontaneous moments – which I have intended to recreate through the ‘Belmonde’ collection.” – Kristina Fidelskaya
Established in Dubai in 2014, the label has been showing during Paris Fashion Week since 2017 and has since been recognized by the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode. Kristina Fidelskaya is available at a selection of department stores and retailers around the world, at its flagship stores in the UAE at The Dubai Mall, and Mall of the Emirates