Maria Pshenichnikova Spring Summer 2016 Lookbook

This collection, which consists of fifteen handmade units, is presented under the title “In the red”. The designer transferred her personal emotions, experiences and associations connected with the perception of the colors and the language of forms.

Red means the heart, which has its own space and gives the power to the development of the soul.

“Red is the radiance of the living” ( Rudolf Steiner).

The designer has come to such a source of inspiration as :
1.”House of Art in Portugal” (the style is deconstruction, the building is red and asymmetric).
2. The picture by Italian abstract artist Lucio Fontana (the red paiting with slits).
3. The work of French abstract artist Pierre Soulages ( the large patches of black paint and three smears of red color).

In all of these three sources the red color performs its own role: the main in some of them, and secondary in the others. But whatever the role it plays, it reveals the essence of the work. In the collection black and grey colors help red express itself, like the shade helps to create the voluminosity. “Red is light through the darkness” (Rudolph Steiner). The girl “in red” is a pure image that brings people light, hope and vivid feelings.

Photographer: Natali Do
Makeup: Eugene Bazhenov
Models: Anna Dudareva and Anna Nechaeva @ Fashion Community Models

About Maria Pshenichnikova

Maria Pshenichnikova is a young Russian designer based in Moscow. She has graduated from Polimoda Fashion School. Maria’s clothing brand is called MARP. The name derives from her first and last name and her education history. She studied at MARHI (Moscow Architectural Institute) (graduated in 2012 ) and at Polimoda (graduated in 2014).The idea of the brand is simple: clean lines, laconic architectural forms and aesthetics of art. Since the designer has architectural education, she always thinks about the composition of spots of color, the lines, and the texture. All that becomes the inspiration for the whole range of clothes.

10.10.2015 designer presented the last collection “in the red” in Moscow. The collection is made by hands of the designer from ideas to the last stitch.

The aesthetics of individual image is formed on the basis of the style of constructivism in architecture, abstract art, Italian Renaissance and models of the 90s of the 20th century. Clothing MARP has architectural cutting, geometrical lines, silhouettes are feminine, but with a touch of masculine style.

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