AADNEVIK

April 17, 2019

photographs Éder Turziani

words Mabel Gago

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The transition from “Alice in Wonderland” to another, and very different, passionate heroine Anna Karenina is materialized by Hila and Kristian Aadnevik in their FW19 collection. The talented couple develops its couture by fragmenting women’s fragility and power. The deeper they go, the more pertinent Aadnevik’s designs are - sophistication is woven into the intricate patterns and the fine detail immediately catches the eye.

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“This collection is about love, desire, faith, family, betrayal and passion; it is about the tension between the beauty of the countryside and the exciting yet vapid urban life. It plays out a romantic tragedy where true emotions come to light”. The intricacy and complexity of the pieces in the collection are showcased on a whole host of beautiful Anna Kareninas, wearing sparkly dresses where soft silks, ephemeral tulle and detailed lacework enhance the collection. Hila and Kristian use the different fabrics as a means of expressing and revealing the whole spectrum of human emotions: happiness, joy, sorrow, concern and determination.

 
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The Aadnevik FW19 is a veritable cornucopia of ethereal embroidery floating around feminine forms, and a the incredible corsetry work deserves a special mention.  It speaks volumes about the exhaustive study of the female body. The embellished zips and large clips are signature details of the brand. Mini elaborate dresses, asymmetric jackets and skirts emphasize the sensuality and beauty of women. Leather and sheepskin provided a warm and rural touch. The contrast of leather and black velvet was one of the highlights of the collection. These pieces are timeless, suit a whole range of different body shapes and offer endless possibilities to play with to create different looks.

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Such effervescent emotions called for stunning and expressive hair styles. Lots of volume and long hair cascading in soft waves was the proposal made by stylist Antonio Calero, global ambassador of Moroccanoil, and his team of professionals. The movement in the fabrics of the couture dresses mirrored by the models’ glossy floating locks looked almost like a carefully orchestrated choreography, calling to mind the glamorous aura of Hollywood divas like Rita Hayworth and Lana Turner. The natural and cruelty-free makeup by the Bellapierre cosmetics’ team, emphasized eyebrows and cheeks, another trending beauty technique to keep tabs on. The walks were provided by award-winning shoe designer Ruthie Davis. Strong high-heeled black booties with soft ruffles around the ankle were specially designed for this collection to enhance the contrast of human emotions.

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