Ulyana Sergeenko Fall/Winter 2014 Haute Couture–Inspired by artwork created in Russia during its Soviet Union period, Ulyana Sergeenko presented part fairy-tale and part revolution for her fall-winter 2014 haute couture collection. “USSR was the never-tone-realized dream of the perfect world” her show notes read. While political ideology may never produce a utopian future, fashion can produce fantasy like no other industry. Sergeenko’s haute couture line delivers something modern, yet still evokes the dreamy etherealness one would expect from a couturier. The contrast of sculptural shapes in hard leather and metallics juxtaposes with luxurious lace, organza and satin duchesse gowns. Dreams and reality become one for the Sergeenko woman.