Dear Shaded Viewers,

One of the most talented designers hailing from the post-Soviet states, Lilia Litkovskaya -who launched her eponymous line in 2009- is currently presenting her collection in Paris, which can be viewed at Plan 8 Showrooms until tomorrow evening. Entitled "ISLAND", her latest collection is a poetic and singular translation of life on a deserted island, inspired by the likes of Paul Gauguin and Viviane Sassen. Fusing the romance of island life with the functionality of athletic wear and air force uniforms, the Ukrainian designer strikes a fine balance between the utilitarian and the embellished, making her garments timeless and distinctive. Sticking to her love of utilitarian codes -which she twists perversely- she focused on her signature shapes for outerwear, including roomy coats in reversible jacquards and cashmere, as well as shearling and treated leather. Sportswear-inspired styles were done in fluid viscose and soft woolens, while asymmetrical hems added grace to the silhouette. The color palette manages to be subdued and vibrant at the same time, ranging from navy blue and beige to deep blue and bright orange.  




Philippe Pourhashemi

A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.