Styling by Danielle Maresca
Last season on Project Runway, we first met Dmitry Sholokhov as one of the 16 designers on the show competing to make it work all the way to the top. Each episode he grew as an exquisite designer and became known for his razor sharp tailoring skills, precise cut outs and architecturally crafted jackets and skirts. He wowed over the judges at fashion week and earned himself the title as Project Runway Season 10 Winner. A year later he has designed an exclusive collection for Lord & Taylor and we had the opportunity to sit down with the designer and ask him about his inspiration behind this collection.
LT-Insider: What was the story and feeling for this collection?
Dmitry Sholokhov: After the huge success of the Project Runway’s final collection we wanted to give the fans affordable version of the signature pieces of Dmitry Sholokhov.
LTI: Who do you see as the Dmitry woman?
DS: Powerful, ageless, feminine, sophisticated, elegant woman.
LTI: When designing and creating a collection how do you know when a piece is truly complete?
DS: I follow my instincts, and when I am completely in love, the peace is done.
LTI: What role does art play in inspiring you?
DS: Art is everywhere. We are surrounded by it. We breathe it, eat it, look at it. Human beings are great pieces of art… I am inspired by people and everything and anything can serve as a key inspiration point to me.
LTI: How does it feel to have your collection produced and carried at Lord & Taylor coming off the heels of your Project Runway win?
DS: It is a dream come true to be a part of this great historical department store and it is an honour.
LTI: What does Lord & Taylor mean to you in terms of it’s place in the fashion landscape?
DS: It is classic, ageless and always in fashion, just like Dmitry’s woman.
The collection will be available in the following stores: NYC, Westchester, Garden City, Westfield, Garden State, Freehold, King of Prussia, Tyson’s Corner, Willowbrook, South Shore, Woodfield, and online. Shop the dresses now!