Kotapska - Andre Tan
This spring brings many pleasant surprises. One of them is a collection of wedding dresses, the creators of which became Andre Tan and Iryna Kotapska. The collection can be called amazing because it combines two completely different temperaments - Andre Tan prefers the shocking, unusual cut and a combination of the opposite in style elements, but on the contrary, Iryna Kotapska tries to emphasize femininity and tenderness in every girl.
The collection includes 27 outfits. The favorite colors of both designers are white and milky; therefore, all models are presented in precisely such colors. Looking through the photos of the dresses, you gradually understand what became the inspiration and where all these elegant forms came from - Paris. Dresses perfectly convey the mood of the city, its atmosphere, and even architecture.
The Ukrainian designer of wedding dresses IrynaKotapska, as a person with the ability to subtly notice details, skillfully combines lace, luxurious embroidery with crystals and flying silhouettes with more realistic asymmetry and eye-catching details that Andre Tan prefer.
According to Iryna words, each dress was created for a specific street or significant place in Paris. Therefore, all models have their own names. The collection is a kind of walk through the city, during which you can choose exactly the “place-dress” that you like and stay there
The debut line of Tan and Kotapska has already been shown in Kiev. In addition to journalists, there were secular persons–TV-presenter Katya Osadchaya, psychologist and TV host Natalia Kholodenko, choreographer Alena Shoptenko, architect Svetlana Dudenko, model and photographer Sonya Plakidyuk.
Dresses on the podium showed singer Zlata Ognevich. According to the designers, such a girl, gentle and elegant, became a kind of prototype for beginning work with sketches. And 4 models took part in the photo shoot - actress and TV host Anna Butkevich, singer Zlata Ognevich, TV host Ivanna Onufreychuk and blogger Tatyana Parfilyeva. All the heroines are completely different in temperament, appearance, ability to behave, but they are the best models to convey the mood of the collection.
Whyare unusual dresses from the Ukrainian designer of wedding dresses IrynaKotapska and Andre Tan? The classic silhouettes have become basic, but the imagination and talent of designers have turned them into real masterpieces. Asymmetric skirts, feathers, cascading models became interesting details. Also, the collection combines a thin translucent mesh and a dense satin, miniature beads and large bows of ribbons.
A special feature became an unusual cut that hides many figure flaws. For example, under the fluffy multi-layered skirt is absolutely impossible to see the legs of the bride, but the waist seems very thin. Such a game of details and contrasts is largely due to Iryna, who skillfully uses such design tricks in her solo collections.
It is not known whether designers plan to continue working together, time will show. But the fact that the debut 27 dresses are an author's work with a unique style is quite understandable now.