One of the more unusual designers to emerge lately is Ulyana Sergeenko. She caught the attention of fashion photographers several years ago by attending runway shows in outrageous yet stylish get-ups. Fueled by that attention and connections she launched her own haute couture label in 2011, showing $30,000 dresses and $80,000 coats in Paris.

The untrained fledgling’s designs are succeeding at the tippy-top of fashion….