Bright and unrestricted paintings of Konstantin Korovin (one of the most prominent Russian artists of the end of 19th – beginning of the 20th century) were the main inspiration source for designing new BIRYUKOV collection. Picturesque pieces are light and emotional, as if flooded with sunlight. There is certainly a reason why Korovin was called the first Russian impressionist.
Female portraits in the interiors and open terraces, which Korovin called nocturnes are especially magnificent. Colours like white, yellow, blue hints of navy blue and fine olive-brown, all take from Korovin’s paintings were translated into the colour story of the spring-summer collection.
‘Korovin named service to beauty as his main purpose, he achieved aesthetic impact to the audience by paints and shapes. It is hard to disagree with. Other than charm fashion has some functional purposes as well, that is why we used light natural silk, fluid silhouettes, balanced proportions and designer’s print with irises to underline the impressionist’s mood of the collection and to translate Korovin’s paintings, summer cheerfulness of his works’ – Oleg Biryukov.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina