DZHUS, A/W 15

DZHUS is one of those labels that I’ve bookmarked digitally or mentally and, before I’m able to post about it, it seems like everyone is posting about it, eventually leading to me deleting said bookmark and keeping my admiration to myself. So, though DZHUS has caught my eye multiple times over the last 2-3 years, I’ve never actually posted about the label. But when I saw Queen Michelle’s post last week on the A/W 15 DZHUS collection, I thought, ‘Who cares? I’m posting about it too!’ Luckily, Her Highness stuck to the editorial shots (which, as you know, I’m generally not a huge fan of), while there are plenty of lookbook photos on the DZHUS website, photos which really showcase the superb details of these minimal boxy pieces.

And so, the A/W15 DZHUS collection. DZHUS is the work of Ukrainian designer Irina Dzhus, and is a ‘vegetarian-friendly’ label. This collection, entitled ‘Totalitarium’, is created from cotton knits, denims, and felted wool, and features perfect pleats and tucks and frays and folds that make me want to wear all of the things. The below is very image-heavy to illustrate this (i.e. 4 photos plus a sketch per piece), so I’ve broken them up into groups (but without any particular type of grouping).

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(Photos via here)

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