Russian Fashion Week showcased designers from home and abroad

Russia’s leading designers and stars of the international fashion industry showed their new collections in Moscow during Russian Fashion Week, which ran from Oct. 16-21. The inclusion of talented new designers proved that the Russian fashion world, in addition to its thriving present, also has a promising future.

Photos by Alexander Azarov

For six days, the spring/summer trends were shown on the catwalks of Eastern Europe’s largest Fashion Week by Russia’s best. Russian Fashion Week is traditionally opened by legendary designer Slava Zaitsev’s show, which demonstrated rich textures and striking combinations of innovative design and classical solutions. Zaitsev’s gifted pupils, graduates of his Laboratory 13, showed their first significant works at RFW, demonstrating complicated geometrical silhouettes, harmonious color palettes and a unique choice of materials. Tatyana Chekish, the winner of the Nadezhda Lamanova Young Designer Award, impressed the public with her exceptional visual ideas, such as a short dress seemingly made of newspaper pieces.

RFW’s foreign program presented a broad range of European fashion, including designers from Italy, Germany, Finland and the Netherlands

Russian Fashion Week also hosted designer presentations, continuing the successful precedent of the last season. The RFW Organizing Committee selected the best young designers and allocated a stage where they made creative mini presentations. Newcomers to Russian Fashion Week, including Ekaterina Senina, Masha Yankovskaya, POMESTAYMENYAMI, ORHATEME, Katerina Levina, LowFat, FORTYTWO, BUGAZ, Olia Feshina, and ANYAVANYA took advantage of this opportunity and impressed the fashion experts with their original concepts.

In cooperation with, RFW staged the photo exhibition “In Their Shoes” of famous photographer and internet blogger Dylan Don. The exhibition was held at the All-Russian Museum of Decorative Applied and Folk Art.

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