Katya Zol, a pioneer in employing traditional Mongolian elements in her collections, has epitomized the modern Mongolian lifestyle. She came to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Feb. 9 and blessed the world with a stunning Fall 2014 collection.
The collection had an understated tribal feel with a bit of a futuristic element and a nod towards traditional Mongolian culture. The makeup the models wore had a futuristic, but also tribal element to it, as tribal makeup tends to be very harsh and vibrant, the makeup on the models was soft and iridescent, which gave their look a futuristic vibe. Each model rocked a low ponytail with a tribal wrap at the base, while the rest of the hair was simply braided. The mix of the accessory and the styling was a cool twist on a classic hairstyle.
Much of the collection was very effortless and wearable, while still being sophisticated. The knit pieces that opened the show were very practical for everyday wear while still keeping a level of refinement to the looks. Many of the pieces had movement and were not too fitted, which is a great for those who love style and comfort.
Some pop pieces included a dress adorned with flowers made from rope in a traditional manner, and an cape made from unconventional metal discs that gave the piece a tough vibe. Another showstopper was the black and white shearling coat that was designed to look like spots of a cow.
Much of the collection was breathable, comfortable, and chic. This collection is the epitome of when fashion is both functional and wearable. Zol was very honored to be able to show at fashion week and says that it was a dream come true. With the elements in her collection, it was a dream indeed.
Vivan Chen contributed reporting.