Viki feels the world in a special way - she does not follow the trends, she creates them, anticipates them, foresees them. Observing this quality of hers, and accepting numerous compliments to the clothes she created for herself from those who surround her, Vicki decided to share this gift by creating the line of her own, and this is how the story of VIKILIBERMAN started.
Viki introduced the world of fashion with the kaftans made of the rarest Uzbek ikats. Trendsetters and fashion editors instantly felt Viki’s magnetism, and were repeatedly caught by photographers in her luxurious kaftans combining them in the most daring manner.
"Kaftans are the fashion for beautiful people", - said the legendary editor Diana Vreeland; she was the person who turned the caftans into a cult wardrobe object in bohemian sixties; Talitha Getty and Marisa Berenson, the icons of boho-chic, followed her with adoration. Did they inspire Viki? … Maybe
In the beginning of the two thousandth, the designers again remembered the ikats - Oscar de la Renta, Nicolas Geske while working at Balenciaga, the Row, Dries van Noten, Gucci, and others. Ikats turned into mini dresses, clutches, tunics. Viki preserved the energy of authenticity creating her kaftans in very small lots using original ikats, but not their prints. The most expensive and rare handmade ikats created by artisans who gained their knowledge from generation to generation produced by VIKILIBERMAN lived their lives not in vain – it is here that they are converted into trendy wardrobe items with all their unique energy and unexpected ways of use. Time stops for VIKILIBERMAN’s kaftans: they have no age limit, it does not matter which season you wear them: whether you wear them on to the beach or at home, for a walk or on a journey - they will never become obsolete in the wardrobe and will not cease to be fashionable. Their versatility depends on the way you want to present them, the way you feel and see it.
"I would like to believe that ikats will anyway stay in my creative work, but this does not mean that at some point I will not be obsessed by severity of a Chinese costume, refined femininity of a Japanese kimono, or use sari in my collections. I like a lot of things – starting from Mexican paintings and ornaments and ending with Slavic patterns or northern motifs that were absolutely fantastically shaped in furniture, carved in ivory, in laces. In general, any ethnics greatly yields to ideas and creativity. All this can be given a modern form and can be made fun of, because to make a joke in the world of fashion is just as important as to make a joke in life. It is not interesting and sad to dress too seriously."
Thus, VIKILIBERMAN is the reflection of the energy of its creator – the bright and talented Viki. Now Viki shares with us the collection of her ikat kaftans, and we can boldly say that now each of them has the status of a collectible peace, the items whose value is growing every day until they become a museum piece. What will happen next? This would be interesting to see.