The fashion show is not over. Practically, is not over until the next fashion month (or season) starts again. Therefore, the Mercedes-Benz Russia Fashion Week just ended and I have spotted some new and interesting talents on the runway. (Photo up: Tako Mekvabidze)
When it comes to fashion, Russia is full of surprises. I have discovered some pretty nice pieces over the last years and I have always been interested to find new ones. And I did, at Russia Fashion Week.
Alexandr Rogov, one of the best know young designers from Russia, made his appearance in the first day of Russia Fashion Week with a bold collection, with a lot of shades of pink and red and some… transparent pieces. I have noticed the cool cocoon dresses in white but also the puffa jackets with crazy funny details on the back at Chapurin for Finn Flare collection.
At Dimaneu I saw a lot of red (the all red look is one of the most important trends of the season) and, again, as in Alexander Rogov runway, the logo branded stripes used as accessories to the outfits.
The Vadim Merlis collection was pretty interesting, and I liked the military influences of the jumpsuits, pocket kaki dresses and the combination of beige and denim combo of jackets and dresses.
Julia Nikolaeva bet all on the earth shades – from light beige to dark brown and soft chestnut and even black, just awesome to wear for a business trip. And that was the case of Ivanova collection, with all the ruffles and layerings in neutral colours.
The designer Anastasia Dokuchaeva pinned all the trends in one Fall/Winter 2017 collection: the colours, the mixed prints, the quilted shinny coats, the soft robe. More romanticised was IVKA collection, with a lot of tulle and laser cut silk, with ruffles and A-line dresses, bell sleeves and pink accents.
A collection that I liked was KseniaSeraya, but what can I say, I am in love with blue and navy dark mixed with grey and deep white. And the cool schoolgirl look at Kondakova. And I admired the Tako Mekvabidze determination to use only the black and white clothes to finalise the collection.
Bottom line, there were nice ideas and good designers. There were, sometimes, a little to many sparkling crystals and sequins and too many evening gowns. But, for real, I just cannot wait to see the next season of Russia Fashion Week.
Photography: (c) Mercedes-Benz Russia Fashion Week