A graduate of Lviv Academy of Arts and member of the Ukrainian Designers Union, Olena Dats has established herself as a reputable designer in her home country, Ukraine, and in Europe. Dats’ success could be credited to her ability to design beautiful pieces that resemble works of art—as if they belong in one of Renoir’s landscape paintings. This may be attributed to Olena Onufriv, a Ukrainian artist, heavily influencing her spring collection.

Lace, flowers and bright colors dominate Olena Dats’ Spring 2012 collection. Her brightly colored floral prints resemble the thick, vivid brush strokes of Onufriv’s “Aroma” paintings, while the lace adds that extra touch of femininity. Finally, to maintain her aesthetic, Dats avoids sharp, crisp lines and instead incorporates free-flowing shapes to emphasize movement in her garments.

The soft draping of her long dresses creates beautiful silhouettes that that can be worn in multiple ways, allowing individuals to change and interpret the dresses according to their moods. Just as a painting could be interpreted in multiple ways, so too could Dats’ dresses.

Article by: Ortal Shlomo of Something Creative LA for HauteTalk
Photo credit: 
Photographer: David Nguyen ( http://davidnstudio.com/)
hair/mua= Brandy Allen (www.brandyallen.com)
Stylist: Jacque Saladino
Model: Naduah Rugley (was a former america’s next top model contestant)


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