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The Vilshenko s/s '12 collection is Soviet folklore

Sartorially-speaking, the bohemian girl of the ‘60s is ever-present. A couple pieces of tie-dyed this, floral that, and some wedges make an easy formula for dressing like the ’69 Woodstock free spirits and Haight-Ashbury flower children. But lest we forget the other side of the Iron Curtain and its babushkas and bespoke folk style. This is where a rising Russian brand like Vilshenko comes in.

Olga Vilshenko keeps her Russian heritage close, with a collection of dresses and skirts that have a distinct Czar-era opulence and rural Soviet feel. The old fashioned Eastern European sentiment works into intricate embroidery, paisley prints in deep hues, maxi dresses, mid-calf skirts, and big sleeved blouses.

We imagine ourselves drinking Vodka and enjoying Borsch with a guy named Boris, feeling as pretty as a Russian doll. Peace, love, and Woodstock style can take a backseat for a while.

See some favorites looks from Vilshenko’s S/S ’12 lookbook below.

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