R E D D O L L By Tatyana Merenyuk
Last year for Nashville Fashion Week I found myself running around backstage as a model.
This year, I’m covering the week as media.
While running around backstage while modeling for another designer, I got to have a close look at the line RED DOLL.
I fell in love immediately. Tatyana’s tailoring on her coats and her dresses caught my eye from afar.
Her designs are fabulous.
If you missed fashion week last year, here’s some images from her show that night. It was held at the Parthenon downtown Nashville.
It was such a beautiful moment to model in front of the gigantic Athena statue. My Art History classes in college came rushing back to me.
I’m disappointed that another night of shows won’t be held in that beautiful location.
(These came from Red Doll’s Facebook page)
Q&A with Tatyana:
(I have to mention…I LOVE her dog!!)
1. Where do you usually draw inspiration for your designs?
2. What designers inspire you the most, if any?
I have many designer I admire and look up to! I have to admit that I am a classic at heart, and Adore Coco Chanel! She is my inspiration always and forever.
3. Can you give us a little design secret – what can we expect from your line at Nashville Fashion Week – ie, colors, silhouettes, etc.?
You will see lace!, and a mix of gray, black and red..and some other surprises.
4. We know that you showed your collection last year at NFW, what is your favorite thing about Nashville?
I fell in love with Nashville last year, and was surprised! I Honestly am not a country girl and don’t know much about the culture (being from Ukraine), but Nashville makes me want to be one, haha…I loved all the kind people and how pretty Nashville is. And of course the honki tonking, so much fun! Such talented artist, its just Amazing!
5. What are your favorite magazines/blogs that you like to follow, if any?
Magazines, I enjoy WWD, for my business, W, Collection. I like to follow some stylish people on Instagram, etc.. but do enjoy the gossip magazines…people, Us Weekly, you name it, they are fun!
Tatyana will be showcasing her Winter 2013 collection at Nashville Fashion Week on Tuesday April 2nd at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place
(150 3rd Ave S)
Visit her webpage HERE
All lookbook images from RED DOLL's website.