If you are a Project Runway fan, then you know that Irina Shabayeva was the winner of Season 6. This season she made her suitably sensational debut at New York Fashion Week. The collection was inspired by the evolution of flight, with inspiration drawn from Amelia Earhart, the Da Vinci Glider and the original flying machines, birds.
Pieces ranged from dramatic wearable pieces to theatrical avant-garde dresses incorporating plastics from sponsor Tupperware. The inspiration of flight was apparent as feathers and wings were featured in almost all the runway looks, whether printed on the garments or in dresses constructed entirely in actual feathers.
I think that Irina put together a notable collection that really announced her as a designer to watch. With outside the box designs, and exquisite attention to detail, I look forward to seeing what she "takes flight" with next (ahhh, cheesy pun, I couldn't help myself!).
Check out the entire collection below. If you want to buy items from her previous collection, they are available on Irina Shabayeva's website.