Results of the third day of Moscow Fashion Week at the Central Exhibition Hall ‘Manege’


The second Moscow Fashion Week featured 15 new shows at the Central Exhibition Hall ‘Manege’. Designers from Moscow, Vladivostok, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, St. Petersburg, Saratov, and Chelyabinsk, along with brands from Egypt and Tunisia, showcased their latest collections to guests in the format of individual shows.

Designers from St. Petersburg, Ivanovo, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Krasnoyarsk, Kostroma, Novosibirsk, and Tambov showcased their collections at open shows at the International RUSSIA Expo.

From March 2 to March 7, the Moscow Fashion Week market is open daily from 13:00 to 21:00 at the Central Exhibition Hall ‘Manege’. Here, visitors can purchase clothing, shoes, and accessories from Russian designers. There is also a B2B showroom, a professional space for designers and buyers. Additionally, the ‘Manege’ conference hall hosts lectures as part of Moscow Fashion Week. You can visit the market and lecture hall by pre-registration on the official website.

Delicate frills, tulle nets, and glossy leather — we delve into the creative inspirations of Russian and international designers, sharing insights into what guests experienced at the first shows at the Central Exhibition Hall ‘Manege’:

PASESHNIC (Chelyabinsk)
The main concept of the brand's new collection is not to overpower it with hidden meanings so that each person can interpret them for themselves. In the presented models, the Chelyabinsk designer reimagined familiar shapes and ideal proportions: loose doll-like ensembles with puff sleeves were followed by dresses with accentuated silhouettes. The foundation of the looks comprised festive and everyday relaxed-style maxi dresses. The models were detailed with ruffles, flounces, lace, ties, and a plethora of small gatherings.

SHAKLEIN (Vladivostok)
The brand SHAKLEIN from Vladivostok presented its distinctive take on practicality and minimalism. The designer highlighted the cohesive style and color palette of the collection, which offers convenient capsule pieces for everyday wear. The runway featured versatile coats with soft silhouettes and dropped shoulders, as well as cropped versions, alongside jumpsuits with angled fastenings, sleek dresses with cut-outs and long back ties, wide midi skirts, and skirt-pants paired with fitted bodysuits. The color scheme of the collection revolved around beige, coffee, gray, and olive tones. Additionally, the collection included several men's outfits, such as comfortable trouser sets with oversized long-sleeve tops and turtlenecks.
XakaMa (Moscow)
The brand's latest women's collection showcases a blend of eclectic ensembles. From romantic ruffles paired with grunge-style prints to models in understated hues and pieces in vibrant colors, tulle skirts contrasting with cargo pants, and asymmetric necklines complemented by detachable collars - these intricate details of the new line accentuate the multifaceted inner world of women. The runway featured an array of designs including asymmetric office shirts, wide trousers adorned with patch pockets, parachute skirts, shirt dresses, meticulously tailored vests, a stunning collection of oversized pinstriped jackets, checkered cardigans, metallic-hued coats, and stylish bombers.

SEYANA (Moscow)
The collection from the Moscow-based brand SEYANA embodies the concept of unity and the contrast between black and white. These two colors served as the cornerstone of the entire collection. The designers focused on creating silhouettes that were distinctly feminine, at times sharp and almost aggressive, complemented by bold detailing on the garments. The runway show was enhanced by live piano music. The ensembles in the collection showcased a blend of 1920s aesthetics with ancient Egyptian influences, featuring metallic embellishments, symmetrical bracelets, and intricate cutouts. Towards the finale, the sharp silhouettes transitioned into softer and more feminine shapes, culminating in flowing maxi dresses crafted from delicate fabrics.

The latest collection from GVOZDEVA explores contrasts and experiments with shapes. The garments feature bold prints and unconventional accessories like scarves, faux fur collars, and pom-pom earrings as standout elements. Designer Julia Gvozdeva skillfully blends seemingly mismatched items, colors, and patterns to craft distinctive and unforgettable outfits. She combines horizontal and vertical stripes, incorporates polka dots, and embraces a diverse color palette, accentuating the looks with statement jewelry and accessories.

Anissa Aida (Tunisia)
The concept of Anissa Aida’s brand from Tunisia focuses on the exploration of similarities between silhouettes of traditional clothing across different continents, from North Africa to the Far East. A recurring element in the collection is a pattern inspired by Tunisian ceramic tiles used to adorn walls and floors since the 16th century. The color palette in shades of indigo pays homage to the same architectural inspirations.

In addition to women's outfits, the collection also featured men's ensembles with sleek cropped trousers, stand-collar shirts, and collarless coats. Numerous patch pockets and neat caps as accessories were present in both men's and women's sets.

KISSELENKO (Saint Petersburg)
Lilia Kisselenko, designer of the brand KISSELENKO always strives for self-sufficiency and independence in her collections. In the new collection, the brand's unique style shines through minimalism, fluid lines, loose cuts, and strict graphic elements. Special attention is paid to materials, with predominantly natural fabrics used in creating the pieces. The subdued color palette includes various shades of black, different tones of gray-blue, and muted hues. The new collection's highlight is the combination of sharp lines, geometric prints, and soft silhouettes achieved through loose fits and voluminous sleeves.

NELLY KRUK (Nizhny Novgorod)
NELLY KRUK's collection from Nizhny Novgorod pays homage to Eve. Models strutted down the runway wearing tunics with cascading backs, semi-sheer skirts, and hoodies embellished with abstract embroidery. The collection also featured dresses with sharp angular hems, sleek velvet ensembles, and layered tulle mesh skirts. Throughout the showcase, contrasts of black and red, elegance and practicality, severity and sensuality were prominently displayed. The ensembles were accessorized with elegant headpieces, such as felt caps resembling wigs and delicate veil headbands.

Alia Abaza (Egypt)
The new collection of the Egyptian brand exudes uniqueness and a distinctive perspective on the world by its founder and designer. The brand's signature style shines through intricate embroidery details and complex garment cuts, while animalistic prints and ethnic motifs emphasize the brand's local identity. The collection includes shirts, long sleeves, tops, shorts, skirts, jackets, trousers, pantsuits, dresses of varying lengths, coats, and jackets. Decor elements feature lace, wide waistbands, metallic buttons, raw edges of appliques, and inserts with floral patterns.

Gerda Irène (Moscow)
For her new spring-summer collection, designer and founder Irina Gerda adorned her pieces with flowers. These motifs inspired the colors and prints of the line. On the catwalk, models showcased figure-hugging dresses and catsuits with a vintage flair, as well as sets with mesh skirts and long sleeves in semi-sheer fabrics. The looks were complemented by upcycled silk bags. Irina Gerda emphasized handwork, embellishing the outfits with beads, embroidery, and appliques.

POPOV FUR (Saratov)
The spirit and rhythm of the capital were the main sources of inspiration for designer Alexey Popov. His new line features a combination of leather and fur, with patterns inspired by the stained glass windows of Moscow's Novoslobodskaya metro station. Most pieces in the collection are minimalist patchwork designs adorned with bright geometric shapes or floral patterns in antique vases. The runway showcased a wide range of outerwear, including bombers, fur coats, down jackets, jackets, vests, parkas, anoraks, dresses, shorts, skirts, and fur accessories. The outfits were complemented by leather and fur shoes.

Waseem Khadra (Egypt)
At the Moscow Fashion Week runway, models of the Waseem Khadra brand embodied the personas of a waiter, a builder, an artist, a judge, and even a clown. The designer seems to convey that his creations are suitable for anyone, regardless of their chosen profession. What matters most is how one feels in them. The pieces from the "Regalia" collection are designed to empower individuals to always feel confident. Waseem Khadra is ready to offer the opportunity to try on a new role. The Egyptian designer's collection embraces current trends and fashion art. In a gesture of homage, Waseem Khadra also took to the stage in a costume, assuming a role distinct from that of the designer.

At the show, designer Alexandra Gapanovich shared her main secrets with the guests and viewers — the looks from her new collection. The inspiration behind GAPANOVICH this season stems from the beloved Soviet-era game "Secrets". Nostalgia for bygone times resonates throughout the silhouettes, color palette, and accessories. From dresses featuring voluminous sleeves to short skirts adorned with ruffles, along with hats and floral prints, Alexandra Gapanovich skillfully transports the audience into a world of childhood memories and delves into her own personal history from the Far North.

KOSS (Moscow)
Exuding a timeless classic charm, the latest collection by KOSS captures the essence of sophistication. Models elegantly strode down the runway in luxurious tweed outfits, flawlessly tailored trouser suits, graceful skirts crafted from flowing satin, and opulent lingerie-style dresses. Infusing personality into the collection were semi-sheer long sleeves, skirts embellished with oversized golden sequins, vibrant pops of color, and daring styling choices. In addition to the women's line presented at Moscow Fashion Week, KOSS also unveiled a men's collection that seamlessly blended current trends with eternal classics.

Yana Besfamilnaya (Perm)
Designer Yana Besfamilnaya unveiled a new collection that reflects the ever-changing nature of the modern world. The brand's entire concept revolves around the idea of instant transformation of each garment with a change in surroundings or mood. To capture the rhythm of the metropolis through clothing, the designer employed eclecticism and a layered effect. The collection featured semi-sheer ensembles, asymmetric tops, a series of skirts with a metallic sheen, as well as a variety of mini skirts, knitted dresses, leather vests, and anoraks. Completing the looks were rope details, brooches, lace-up boots, and thigh-high boots.

Today, three new sessions were also held in the Moscow Fashion Week lecture hall. The audience enjoyed a public interview where Italian film actress Ornella Muti spoke with Darina Alekseeva, founder of the popular Russian Telegram channel ‘Bakhchisaraiskie Gvozdiki’, head of a large network of Telegram channels, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Moskvichka magazine, as well as author of lecture courses on modern media management. Guests also attended a lecture titled ‘Mademoiselle Marie. Russian Fashion Designer Maria Gromtseva’, presented by Olga Khoroshilova, an art and costume historian, professor at SPbSUITD, and author of a number of books on fashion and costume. The final session of the day on March 3 was a public talk with stylists on ‘Russian Brands: Pros and Cons’. Speakers included Anna Rykova, fashion editor, stylist, creative consultant, curator and teacher at BHSAD, author of courses at Skillbox, Fashion Factory, formerly fashion director at Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire,; Tatyana Nikeitseva, personal stylist, author of the Personal Styling project, and teacher at BHSAD; and Marina Barykina, teacher at BHSAD and author of the Telegram channel ‘Fashion Smoothie’.

You can follow the shows and lectures of Moscow Fashion Week in the official community on VK. The event is organized by Fashion Fund with the support of the Moscow Government.