Romanian Fashion Week: Ludmila Corlateanu
Ludmila Corlateanu was one of the up-and-coming designers staged at Romanian Fashion Week. Originating from Kishinev, the Moldavian Republic, she has now established her label in Bucharest making her way in the fashion business after studying clothing design in her home country and at Istituto Marangoni, Milan.
Her fall/winter 2008/09 collection is a small tribute to subtle elegance suitable both for young girls and for grown-up women who are in a search for effortless, timeless chic.
The simple Lolita styling and the narrow color palette set the mood. The pieces were inspired by the Soviet era school uniform, hence the mix of rigorous cuts and fabrics such as crisp white lace, wool toile, tweed, heavy fur appliqué (eco friendly synthetic fur) and soft cotton velvet.