Natasha Zinko’s combination of countryside chic, sexy black leather and streetwear made for an idiosyncratic yet cute proposition for pre-fall. Inspired by her native Ukraine, Zinko played with sweetheart necklines, smocking and floral cross-stitch motifs — either in beaded embroidery or as a print — as well as plaids and tweeds in a palette marrying shocking pink, bright yellow, purple, khaki and blue with black leather, denim and white cotton.

She styled a black leather bra top over dresses that, were it not for quirky details of cut and corset-like interior panels that added stiffness, would not look out of place on the set of “Little House on the Prairie.” For her more street-inspired designs, she gave wide cropped boyfriend jeans a “double-denim” effect with two waistlines — one high, the other low-hanging, while khaki or purple tweed reveled in outsized pants or a more classic coat lined with a contrasting houndstooth wool, both with white blocky text reading “Here’s my summer cottage, there is my house,” in Russian. It was a reference to an old Soviet song.

By  on January 24, 2017

Natasha Zinko’s combination of countryside chic, sexy black leather and streetwear made for an idiosyncratic yet cute proposition for pre-fall. Inspired by her native Ukraine, Zinko played with sweetheart necklines, smocking and floral cross-stitch motifs — either in beaded embroidery or as a print — as well as plaids and tweeds in a palette marrying shocking pink, bright yellow, purple, khaki and blue with black leather, denim and white cotton.

She styled a black leather bra top over dresses that, were it not for quirky details of cut and corset-like interior panels that added stiffness, would not look out of place on the set of “Little House on the Prairie.” For her more street-inspired designs, she gave wide cropped boyfriend jeans a “double-denim” effect with two waistlines — one high, the other low-hanging, while khaki or purple tweed reveled in outsized pants or a more classic coat lined with a contrasting houndstooth wool, both with white blocky text reading “Here’s my summer cottage, there is my house,” in Russian. It was a reference to an old Soviet song.

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