LUSINE AVETISYAN is a fashion designer and photographer from Saint Petersburg, Russia.
You work with fashion design and photography, how did you start working on them?
While I was studying at the St. Petersburg’s Academy of Art.
I noticed my skills as a photographer and designer and I began to participate in various exhibitions and competitions for young designers and photographers.
What kind of role they play in your life? Which comes first?
Fashion design and photos play an important role in my life – this is my way to express the vision I have of the world. Fashion allows me as an artist to fully express my imagination, and photos as a final stage, fully conveys the idea.
I am, of course, also interested in the process of creating,
starting from sewing dresses and finishing with the make-up and hair for a model for the shoot.
Fashion and photos are equally important for me. One without the other is impossible.
Fashion is the picture and photo is the golden frame.
Do you work alone?
I always work alone.
All dresses in my collections are completely handmade: corsets, sumptuous skirts, ornament of crystals.
For each dress I design a unique pattern with crystals and rhinestones to decorate the dresses.
What is the story behind this collection?
The work of Gustav Klimt inspired me to create this collection.
Gold, decorations, mosaic, blotches of bright colors on a dark background, flowers,
feminine and dreamy images, luxury and decadence – all this inspired me.
Female images full of reverie and fatal passion.
Heroine of Gustav Klimt was a little bit narcissistic, but at the same time charming and cute with red bushy hair.
This characteristic has played an important role in the choice of a model for the photos.
What do you want to portrait in your photos?
From my photos, I want to convey a particular mood and image.
The main thing is the expressiveness of the model, her emotions.
At the heart of all my photos is a mysterious and subtle world of women.
What is your aim in your fashion design?
My eternal aim is to create feminine beauty.
I want to have the focus on the handcrafted details and embellishment
and at the same time keep the overall image simple.
What are your dreams?
My dream and goal in life is to become a famous fashion designer.
Photography and design – Lusine