Moscow Fashion Week kicked off with its first shows at the Central Exhibition Hall ‘Manege’

Moscow Fashion Week is currently underway from March 1st to March 8th, featuring a diverse array of designers. On the second day, we saw captivating new collections presented by brands hailing from Vladivostok, Lysva, Samara, Sochi, Gorodets, Nizhny Novgorod, and Chelyabinsk.

KUZMA by Natalia Kuzmenko (Vladivostok)
The esteemed brand KUZMA by Natalia Kuzmenko, originating from Vladivostok, unveiled their latest collection titled "Palette of Changes." Showcasing a meticulous blend of natural fabrics like wool, velvet, and cotton, the collection exudes a fusion of old money, grunge, and baroque styles, embodying sophistication and refinement. Designer Natalia Kuzmenko's commitment to aristocratic aesthetics shines through, with form-fitting silhouettes, sheer textures, and deep colors exuding a sleek and versatile look suitable for any occasion. Noteworthy are the sleeves, where the designer's creativity shines through, with fur-trimmed long sleeves and contrasting high gloves accentuating the pieces.

Svetlana Badanina (Lysva)
The vibrant brand Svetlana Badanina from Lysva unveiled a stunning feminine collection for the upcoming spring-summer 2024 season. Designer Svetlana Badanina skillfully captured the essence of India and the aquatic beauty of Phuket through innovative color-blocking techniques. From acid-yellow dresses adorned with faux fur to intensely blue dresses embellished with sequins or floral appliques, each piece exudes a sense of artistry. The attention to detail extends to head pieces, featuring lace scarves, playful berets with floral prints, and high hats in a unique Slavic style, perfectly complementing the transparent silhouette dresses and lightweight fitted coats with contrasting faux fur trims.

For over a decade, the renowned brand IVANOVA from Sochi has been synonymous with utilitarian minimalism infused with delicate romantic accents. Their latest collection, "354 URBAN CODE," presents a versatile summer capsule ideal for both work and leisure in the resort city. Featuring pastel tones like gray, lavender, and plum, complemented by striking elements such as contrasting ribbons and elaborate flower-shaped brooches, the collection seamlessly captures the essence of the seaside without overt references. Hand-woven sea stones transformed into pendants, sea-polished glass shards crafted into bracelets, and a soft color palette reminiscent of Sochi's year-round bloom complete the maritime-inspired aesthetic. Crafted from lightweight, breathable fabrics like linen, cotton, silk, and viscose, the collection not only suits warm seasons but also embodies a relaxed resort vibe on a tactile level.

IMSAY studio (Gorodets)

Hailing from Gorodets, one of Russia's oldest towns on the Middle Volga, IMSAY studio embraces an adapted conceptual Eastern aesthetic in their designs. Their latest collection, named DAO (meaning "the way" in Chinese), embodies the brand's ethos of timeless fashion and design. The models showcase asymmetry, minimalism with subtle yet striking details like flared sleeves with slits, wide belts with straps, and traditional handcrafted Chinese buttons. The designer's commitment to conscious fashion and individual expression ensures that each piece boasts a universal design transcending seasons and trends. With a soothing color palette and relaxed cuts, IMSAY studio's creations seamlessly blend into everyday wardrobes.

LeNeS brand (Nizhny Novgorod)
Established in 2019 by designer Elena Nesterova in Nizhny Novgorod, LeNeS brand is renowned for its timeless women's business suits. The new collection predominantly features natural fabrics and is divided into two parts: casual double suits for everyday wear and elegant dress-jackets and suits with sheer full skirts for evening occasions. Each model is accentuated with eye-catching details such as classic or rhinestone fringes, large contrasting flower brooches, and distinctive hardware. The highlight of the show was a striking long red dress with an open shoulder and back design.

EFR FASHION (Chelyabinsk)
Elevating the runway with bold color combinations like coral and beige, black and green, and white and gold, the EFR FASHION collection from Chelyabinsk captivated attendees at the open shows of the International RUSSIA Expo. The collection's fusion of structured silhouettes with feminine elements drew attention and admiration from the audience.

OA.CLTH (Samara)
Wrapping up the second day of Moscow Fashion Week at the International RUSSIA Expo in Pavilion No. 75 at VDNH was the presentation of handmade clothing brand OA.CLTH from Samara. Embracing a sustainable concept, the showcased collection epitomized a "timeless" approach, ensuring the longevity and relevance of the designs while advocating for conscious consumption. The OA.CLTH collection showcased at the second Moscow Fashion Week featured knitted garments crafted using a unique production technique incorporating silk thread. The models flaunted comfortable and versatile looks made from natural materials, resonating with a seasonless aesthetic on the runway.

The fashion shows at the International RUSSIA Expo in Pavilion No. 75 at VDNH are open to all visitors. Live streams of the shows can also be watched on the official Moscow Fashion Week website. Recordings of the shows are available on the official VK community. Guests of the event can look forward to over 30 more fashion shows featuring designers from various regions across Russia. Designers will be arriving from cities such as Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Kostroma, Novosibirsk, Ulyanovsk, and others to showcase their collections at Moscow Fashion Week.
Moscow Fashion Week takes place from March 1st to 8th at the prestigious Central Exhibition Hall ‘Manege’ and Pavilion No. 75 at VDNH, serving as the location for the international RUSSIA Expo. The event garnered significant attention, receiving an impressive 1038 applications from designers hailing from 151 cities across 72 regions of Russia.