EXPATS is a new global fashion collective, established in 2019, with a shared mission to create bespoke clothes that share unique stories.
Founded by Stephan Rabimov - an award-winning American fashion publisher and editor - EXPATS collective includes:
San Francisco (USA) based fashion designer Vasily Vein - famous for his striking red-carpet looks adored by many American socialites; and
Vyborg (Russia) based Liliana Bahor and Ella Shadrunova, together they run a successful made-to-measure salon that has outfitted among the many: The Russian Army, leading politicians, and celebrities.
EXPATS is synonymous with slow fashion, as every garment is handcrafted made-to-measure, resulting in minimal waste and utmost quality.
About the debut collection
EXPATS S/S 2020 collection - where San Francisco meets Saint Petersburg will debut at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia on Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 18:00. The location of the show - inside Moscow’s historic Manege Hall - carries a special significance as EXPATS premiere runway collection is inspired by three distinct moments of Russian history:
-The Polenitsa - mythical Russian women-warriors,
-The House of Romanovs, and
-The October Revolution;
Centuries apart, they all share one symbolic color - Russian Red - which has become a leitmotif for EXPATS debut collection. From military suits to demi-couture gowns, from utilitarian uniforms to versatile day-to-evening dresses, EXPATS S/S 2020 collection will feature 25 distinct womenswear looks.
This season EXPATS collaborated with VOID, a Russian footwear start-up company that uses 3D equipment to craft the most comfortable and bespoke pair of EXPATSxVOID concept boots.
Entire EXPATS collection will be available for sale in our online store http://expats.design starting October 19, 2019.