Marija Shatilo debuted her much-anticipated clothing line at the 2018 New York Fashion Week. Titled Lace & Angels, Shatilo showcased her new line of haute couture dresses on Friday, September 7th at the S’zen at the Hotel on Rivington. It was an impressive range of elegant and fashionable dresses for women of all ages suitable for a variety of occasions.
Shatilo has long confirmed that her new fashion line would be inspired by her favorite style icons. These included personalities such as Yves Saint Laurent, Azzedine Alaia, Balmain, Elie Saab, Alberta Ferretti, amongst others. You can also see the 90s Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel influences – another two of her personal style icons – reflected in her designs as well.
She also channeled an exotic fusion of fashion and culture in how she presented her new collection. Her gorgeous dresses were beautifully draped on multicolored mannequins painted by her boyfriend, contemporary artist Domingo Zapata. They were then displayed throughout the S’zen lounge for fashion enthusiasts and industry experts to view at their leisure.
Shatilo’s collection featured a range of styles, fabrics, and colors. These included V-necks and V-back dresses, long gowns and short dresses, long-sleeves and strapless. Fabric choices consisted of high-quality lace, silk, satin, cotton, and chiffon with a few sequins included. For color options, she offered champagne, nudes, navy, ivory, and black. You could also see hints of gold, silver, and rose peeking through in this exquisite collection. She clearly wanted to provide a variety of options to suit each of our own unique tastes in clothing. We could see that anyone could find a Lace and Angels dress that perfectly suited their personality.
Shatilo notes that part of the inspiration for her debut collection stems from her desire to satisfy the taste of women of all age groups. They want to dress well for special occasions and feel good about themselves when they do so. And that’s just a few of the goals her designs seemed to have met.