After an eight year hiatus Josephus Thimister graced us with his return to the fashion world with his Fall Haute Couture collection titled “1915: Bloodshed and Opulence”. Thimister managed to intricately weave two themes from Russia’s tumultous history; bloodshed and military, into one seamless collection. The imagery centered around a photograph of Emperor Nicholas II’s murdered 13 year old son who was often found dressed in uniform as a child playing out into a romantic raw edged merging of Men’s and womenswear. Bloodspotted whites, rich reds, and shades of green mingled together on the runway amidst bloodstained furs and embroideries giving a very dramatic perspective on Russian history directly translated into Thimisters innovative take on Haute Couture.

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