Yulia Yadryshnikova is a Madrid based pattern maker and fashion designer, but more importantly a visionary when it comes to versatility and functionality.
Yulia works as a pattern maker in collaboration with fashion designers on developing their collections and as a designer and pattern maker for her own capsule collections. It is in these collections her innate flare for structure and modernistic garments come to life.
It is not uncommon that Yulia's pieces frequently have dual purposes, such as built in reinterpretations of themselves. With her use of fabric and structural elements Yulia constructs garments that are not only wearable but transform into various other pieces.
For example, in her latest collection she has not only created various garments with layerable concepts that have straps and pieces of fabrics that can be draped several ways, she has also created a dress that morphs and unfolds into a seat cover.
Yulia explains this garment emphasises the relationship between furniture and fashion. And with this collection she took the concept quite literally by taking the upholstery of designer Luca Nichetto's Stanley sofa – part of New York design brand De La Espada – and cut it into a wearable garment.
One could assume innovative garments like these are too unique to be truly wearable, but Yulia has been successful in creating contemporary, and covetable minimalistic pieces with futuristic touches.
Her ability to balance the two is one we can't wait to see her take further in collections to come.
Words/ Jamie-Maree Shipton