Alexandra Tolstoy Russian Folklore Collection
Designed by Alexandra Tolstoy and Bell Hutley, this collection draws on Bell's love of nature and ‘dark beauty’, and Alexandra's love of her Russian heritage and adventures.
Traditional Russian textiles as catalogued by Susan Meller, and printed cloth, which mimics the work of Russian illustrator Ivan Bilibin, have played key roles in the collection’s inspiration.
From a young age, Hutley has loved reading romantic, dark, gothic children’s books. It is this love and nostalgia for Brothers Grimms' stories, combined with Alexandra's passion for Slavic folklore, history and art that have laid the foundations of the collaboration.
This collection is exclusive in the U.S. to The Museum of Russian Art Shop.