The Soviet Schoolgirl Uniform Makes a Cameo in Tbilisi, Georgia

November 12, 2016 - School Uniform

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Situationist Spring 2017
Situationist Spring 2017

Situationist Spring 2017


Alexander Arutyunov Spring 2017
Alexander Arutyunov Spring 2017

Alexander Arutyunov Spring 2017


Nino Babukhadia Spring 2017
Nino Babukhadia Spring 2017

Nino Babukhadia Spring 2017

It’s been a while given I’ve seen a Soviet Union schoolgirl uniform in a flesh. For a uninitiated, it resembles a stereotypical masculine anticipation of a French maid’s uniform: There’s a long-sleeved dress, typically brownish-red or navy; a white pinafore; a proper edging collar; and off-hand scatter sleeves. During my year abroad vital in a now Russia-annexed, Crimean village, we indeed wore a series to my internal high school’s graduation. we was extravagantly worried in a revealing, thigh-skimming look: It was a distant cry from a sexless American graduation shrouds and mortarboards my peers were receiving their diplomas in. But, hey, this was Russian tradition—and during a Soviet Union, a uniform was imperative for propagandize girls in center and high school. One day out of a year and for custom’s sake, we couldn’t complain.



Photo: Courtesy of Liana

Turns out, we was on trend roughly 10 years ago. The stylist and Vladivostok-native Lotta Volkova wore a chronicle of a dress with an über-short hem on a Fall 2016 Vetements runway. Fast-forward half a year, and a square has done a quip in a former Soviet commonwealth of Georgia during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi, that we attended. Georgian labels reimagined a demeanour in reduction approach ways than Vetements: At Nino Babukhadia, a uniform’s conformation came in line-up blue and sans apron for a some-more complicated effect. Russian engineer Alexander Arutyunov gave a dress a hammer-and-sickle diagnosis with a proletarian-friendly wheat-stalk print. The many epitome and cold chronicle came from immature tag Situationist in a form of a black leather cloak with a flared-out bib.


Lotta Volkova during Vetements Fall 2016
Lotta Volkova during Vetements Fall 2016

Lotta Volkova during Vetements Fall 2016

Photo: Luca Tombolini / Indigital.tv

Come to consider of it, a schoolgirl uniform has been a bit of a thing for a while and not usually in Russia. Japan has prolonged had a emplacement on a buttoned-up look. Harajuku girls have a knack for adding some gift to their uniforms, throwing dumb accessories or splendid kerchiefs into a mix. Rei Kawakubo, for her part, featured a schoolgirl demeanour on a Spring 2016 Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons runway. One could argue, in fact, that Kawakubo’s whole oeuvre has been sensitive by schoolgirl uniforms. Back to a chalkboard.

 

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