Lada Legina brings back Brooches, Masks and more with HER Collection of STATEMENT Accessories
Like a tropical flower blossoming alone on a raw mountainside, the colorful sequins drew the eyes of everyone in the room. They formed a sparkling creature crawling out of the sea of black dresses, like an animal escaping a dark cave to shine its colors in the sun.
She wore the glamorous brooch like a glam rocker unapologizing and fearlessly taking the stage. Not trying to blend in, but stand out and display her individuality through sparkling statement jewelry.
With her SS18 Accessory Collection, Lada Legina is releasing a range of handcrafted designs, including pearl, sequin, and crystal embellished brooches, masks, statement earrings, chic handbags and more. The Lada Legina SS18 collection is now available at ladalegina.com and theodivo.com.
New SS18 collection features exclusive statement accessories in limited quantities out of the belief that accessories are meant to make the wearer stand out as unique.
The designs are a break with the minimalistic monochromatic order of contemporary style. The glamorous brooches elevate understated outfits and dare to make a dramatic statement. A flash of color in an otherwise monochromatic world.
The accessories are inspired by the close connection with nature of the people native to the mountain region in western Ukraine where Lada Legina has her roots. The sparkling sequins and crystals embellishing the baroque, but sophisticated, brooches form complex 3- dimensional natural motifs that will capture the eyes with continuous depths and details. Designed and handcrafted in the US, glamorously patterned earrings and dramatically colored masks draw inspiration from traditional Ukrainian patterns and the blossoming colors of the Florida spring.
I strongly believe that you can feel when something is handcrafted, you can sense the heart and soul that the artisan put into crafting it. In general, I strive to create something that yields back towards the old-fashioned traditions of handwork and artisanship. And that is why this exclusive collection is limited to the quantities allowed by tedious handcrafting techniques.
— Lada Legina, designer
With its strong colors and unapologizing glamour, the collection is a modern nod back to the golden age of jewelry and accessories. Brooches had long been out of favor by fashion, but Lada Legina successfully reignites the spark of long gone times with her glittering crystal embellished brooches.
The glistening drama of the collection is born out of the frictions between older more glamorous times and the simplicity dominating the 21st century. Intricately crafted sequins and crystals break up the understated minimalism of fashion with the same vigor and flash of color that it breaks up an understated outfit. Like a sparkling, colorful omen of the ever-looming change in fashion, sequins, pearls, and crystals bring the colors and complexity of nature into the city.
The SS18 accessory collection is designed and handmade in Florida. The tedious handcrafting process puts a natural limit on the available quantities of the exclusive collection. But as a designer, Legina, is dedicated to preserving and promoting real artisanship and the unique products resulting from handwork.