MBFW RUSSIA / October 24, 2017 / Moscow. Day four.

CONTRFASHION

The fourth day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia was opened by another collective show. CONTRFASHION is a project providing ambitious emerging designers with an opportunity to run their own fashion shows on one of the main catwalks in Europe. This year the project saw participation of four designers:

Nata Gamurar is an avant-garde performance in line with the brand DNA. The models walked along the…

CONTRFASHION

The fourth day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia was opened by another collective show. CONTRFASHION is a project providing ambitious emerging designers with an opportunity to run their own fashion shows on one of the main catwalks in Europe. This year the project saw participation of four designers:

Nata Gamurar is an avant-garde performance in line with the brand DNA. The models walked along the runway with canvases in their hands. The pockets of collection's neoprene jackets and combinations feature paint brushes, while the gumshoes were covered in splashes of paint. Main colors were indigo, turquoise, yellow, red.

The ever-present element of Valeria Delski collection is leather. The catwalk showcased slip briefs with high waist, boots with tread bottoms, and nude-color bodies. Silver metallic, lavender and white total look were highlights of the predominantly black collection. Among the accessories were net tights and bridal veiling in the final look. MUAH: aggressive face art, smooth brushed back hairstyle.

Tata-Polina & Dima Kamma collection is all about eccentric headwear in glitter and satin. Regular fit denim trench with patch pockets over chamois leather stockings with garters and a leather bandeau. Net capes were also on display. The collection's signature print is alteration of black and nude stripes. Decorations: rings, leather inlays. Men's look: a pleated-back indigo-colored kimono enhanced by a pork pie hat and flat-foot boots.

COLLECTIVE SHOW BY KAZAKHSTAN DESIGNERS SUPPORTED BY KAZAKHSTAN STATE PRESIDENTIAL PROGRAM SPIRITUAL RENAISSANCE AND KAZAKHSTAN FASHION WEEK

The first show opened with ONE-to-ONE collection. For the Spring/Summer 2018 season the brand's designers offer various flouncy open-back mini dresses showcasing asymmetrical cut, long oversize shirts with midi skirt, and pants suits with jackets and vests on a naked torso. The color palette features black, dark blue, light blue, and grey.

Aida KaumeNOVA collection combines Kazakhstan cultural themes and modern trends. The showcased looks unite refined ethnical prints and historical costumes detailing with sport cut and modern fabrics. A jacquard suit with embroidery, a bright-colored down coat and a long multicolored backing jacket over a lacework dress were displayed along with a sports suit and a bulk overcoat. A lacework top over a jumper, a velour bathrobe dress, and a coat with open shoulders were presented. Colors: pumpkin, light brown, emerald green, dark cerulean.

Dinara Satzhan showcases modern conceptual design. The brand uses European haute couture technique and ancient Kazakh embroidery, feather and color-usage method. The collection features a lacework dress with transparent bottom, pleated seam pants accompanied by an asymmetrical blouse, curtain lace capes and loose flouncy dresses, multilayered torn skirts and undercoats decorated with pearls. Color palette features black, white, pale pink.

Naiyl Baikuchukov has created the evening gowns collection: long dresses with skirts, tube dresses, mini-dresses with long trains, straight and cocktail gowns. His dresses are decorated with feathers and embroidered with crystals and paillettes. Silver color prevails in this collection, combined with light lilac inserts.

KATYA KOMAROVA

Katya Komarova, designer of byMosquito brand, presented the handmade all natural leather collection. Leather metallic polo shirts are the new product from this designer, whereas laced waste belts are the brand’s classics. The final accessory is the white floral corset. New ways to wear the cross-body bucket bag: traditionally over the shoulder, on a girdle, on a wide textile belt. Dominant colors of this collection are white, black, emerald green, and coral.

N.LEGENDA

The first look of the N.LEGENDA show is a long red net dress designed specially for  the project Russian Designers Against AIDS by Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia (MBFW Russia) and the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation.

In the previous season, the designer had tried an experiment and for the first time ever had issued a collection of wholly men’s clothes. However, this time a new female collection was presented at the catwalk. Asymmetric one-shoulder dresses, fringed skirts, light crop tops, short-cut jumpers with volant sleeves and cutout backs. In Spring/Summer 2018 season, the designer offered to wear various shades of blue and green.

KONDAKOVA

And one more brand taking part in Russian Designers Against AIDS: Anastasia Kondakova designed a red bandeau dress with a keyhole at the ribs.

The colors evolve from white and ivory to sky blue, lavender, and nude. Lemon-colored satin court shoes, a suit, a linen style dress, a chiffon skirt were presented. Key print of the collection are stars (on the skirt of the T-shirt dress, the frilled front pencil skirt, the cape). Anastasia stuck to the brand’s philosophy and used net so popular in this season to make a feminine straight dress gathered at the waist. Metallized open toe shoes are her tribute to the fashion.

OKSANA FEDOROVA DESIGN STUDIO

Oksana Fedorova followed her brand concept and designed a modern classics collection. Loose silhouettes were her choice. Soft deep folds appear within the natural contours featuring the geometry of the floral world, sand dunes, and river waves. Light trenches, tops, relaxed fit pants, streamy dresses and tunics, oversize shirts and deep cut skirts were presented. Basic fabrics are sole pastel shades: ivory, powdery, lavender, and sky blue. Here and there, these are attenuated with shiny fabrics, geometric and floral prints. Natural textures remind of rough tree bark and silky touch of  flower petals.

 

 

YASYA MINOCHKINA

Spring/Summer 2018 by Yasya Minochkina is “luxury evening wear that is self-explanatory”, or demi couture. The show was inaugurated by a net dress with a V-neck – this designer is also a participant of the Russian Designers Against AIDS project.

All the colors of this collection (delicate blue, emerald green, and red) match the trend-in palette: khaki, powder, and fuchsia. Feminine designs were presented: slim-fit dresses that lay emphasis on the shoulders, mini and maxi lengths, chiffon, embroidered tulle. Chamomile flowers are the collection’s forte. The designer said, “This unpretentious but  beautiful flower resurrects my childhood recollections.” Ruches, volants, and transparent pieces are also worth noting. Velvet short-cut tight sock boots and satin pointed ballet flats were the accessories.

KETIONE

KETIone brand presented its Spring/Summer collection 2018, a combination of casual and sports chic. The designer proposed wearing dense sweatshirts with asymmetric shirt-styled cotton skirt, denim shirts are once again suggested as stand-alone dresses, bandeau tops are perfect with loose fit pants. The looks were completed with multicolored gumshoes, slippers with fur straps and closed toe sandals. All the clothes are made of organic high-quality fabrics – silk, cotton, wool, linen. Bright colors are combined with muted shades: from red to mint, turquoise, yellow, and orange.

Firdaws

October 24 witnessed  Firdaws show in Zaryadye Park; every fashion show of this brand turns into spectacular event and this year it was hosted by the venue at Zaryadye Park.

In the new season, the brand traditionally demonstrated a beautiful fusion of innovations and elegant classics. The futuristic vaults saw Ayshat Kadyrova showcasing her vision of the new season: ice-blue colors interchanged with warm pastel, while spectacular wedding attire gave way to trendy casual dresses adorned with handmade embroidery and refined details.

By the way, Ayshat Kadyrova was inspired by the beauty of her home Chechen region, especially by Kezenoi-Am lake when designing the collection.