Alexandra Tolstoy Russian Folklore Collection
Designed by Alexandra Tolstoy and Bell Hutley, this collection combines Hutley's love of nature and "dark beauty" with Tolstoy's love of her Russian heritage, style, and adventures.
From a young age, Hutley has loved reading romantic, dark, and gothic children’s books. It is this love and nostalgia for tales such as those of the Brothers Grimm, combined with Alexandra's passion for Slavic folklore, history and art, that have laid the foundations of their collaboration. Traditional Russian textile designs, as catalogued by Susan Meller, and Slavic-printed cloth mimicking the work of Russian illustrator Ivan Bilibin, have also played a key role in this collection’s inspiration.
This collection is exclusive in the United States to The Museum of Russian Art Shop.