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Making her Berlin debut, Russian designer Alena Akhmadullina once again took inspiration from her country’s fairy tales, parading feminine dresses in checked wool and silks printed with palace scenes and ribbons.

This story first appeared in the January 17, 2014 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.


Wool and tweed coats, some with lapels in shaved and dyed fur, were cinched with thin belts and seemed suited for a modern princess.  Oversized inlay wooden collars and bangles provided a folkloric touch just shy of kitsch.


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