Second day of the 30th anniversary season of Mercedes-Bens Fashion Week Russia
The second day of the 30th Season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was opened by the joint show performed by the students and graduates 2014-2015 of Vyacheslav Zaitsev Fashion Laboratory. The new collections were presented by: Katya Aslamova, Galina Biryukova, Julia Vasilyeva, Katerina Gortovanova, Vera Kalugina and Natalya Matveeva.
The collection BOY by Katya Aslamova was designed in the 'sports chic' style and built on the clash of feminine shapes and precise cuts. Collection Rotterdam by Galina Biryukova was inspired by the like-named picture painted by her husband and included asymmetric garments in the dark colour palette.
In the collection Dancing Shadows designer Julia Vasilyeva used the idea of simplest possible tailoring mixed with such decoration elements as yak-fur, cashmere and natural leather. Vera Kalugina presented her début collection Into the Wild in which she mainly focused on work with fabrics - wool pieces knitted manually in the Japanese technique nuno felting and silk dyed with special honey. Natalya Matveeva, founder of the brand M7, showed the collection BEYOND in which the designer paired garments of warm wool with soft veiling-net, neoprene with leather and jacquard with accessories made of crocodile leather.
Elena Bryntsalova, a new-comer at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, took the catwalk next and presented her collection Fall-Winter 2015/16. There were feminine shapes, new-look silhouette was accomplished with oversize bombers and tough boots. The collection featured strapless dresses of opaque golden lace with fancy rollers, slim-fit jackets with patch-shoulders, delicate lace tees, oriental silk harem pants with lace insets - all the garments can be easily transformed from the casual daily looks into evening ones and vice versa.
NATAII LESKOVA is the St Petersburg brand famous for its signature prints that depict the most scenic places of St Petersburg. The bran was the next on the runway to present her Fall-Winter collection 2015/16. A-silhouette dresses, swinging midi-skirts, monochrome pieces and, of course, the prints of northern capital landmarks, this time performed in the grey colour palette, took the catwalk. The collection was cooled off by slate-grey and blue paired with accessories and outwear in brick-red.
Designer Dima Neu presented his collection UKA inspired by the ancient-oriental culture. The designer mixed the elements of Japanese design with the classic cut and details of the Russian national costume. Traditionally the collection featured brand's essential architectural shapes which transfer from one collection of the designer to another.
Designer Yasya Minochkina for the second time presented her collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. In the Fall-Winter collection 2015/16 the designer used the idea of combining casual pieces with the formal evening garments. Oversize sweaters were paired with textured leather skirts, cashmere with lurex, calm colours with the bright shades. The collection was mainly inspired by the 70s and 80s, the golden time of parties and dancing, but the reference was also made to the costumes of Leon Bakst and Alxander Benua made for Diaghilev's ballets.
Musika Frère is the designer duet from the USA. Designers of the brand - Aleks Musika and Davidson Petit-Frére bring a dynamic approach in men's suiting by pairing classic English and Italian tailoring techniques with modern silhouettes and bright colours. In their Fall-Winter collection 2015/16 the designers express the principal idea of the brand - bringing luxury garments to street wear. Cashmere coats with mink trim, tuxedos with concealed buttons and classical three-piece suits with high peak velvet lapels - contemporary classic and a must have in anybody's closet.
It was the second time that Tony Ward Couture brand presented its Ready to Wear collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, this time Fall-Winter 2015/16 collection. Manually embroidered flowers and patterns of steel sequin on the evening gowns became the ultimate adornment element of line.
Full skirts reminding ballet-skirts, pencil dresses and slim fit dresses - the designer never fails to present a diverse range of garments.
The second day of the 30th Season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia was completed with the catwalk show from Saint-Tokyo. Designer of the brand Yury Pitenin spent many years in Japan and fell in love with the Oriental culture which is highlighted in his creative work. In the new Fall-Winter collection 2015/16 the designer paired classic straight dresses with the shiny leather jackets, net and asymmetric zipping. Major colours are khaki, black, slate-grey and brown.
The second day also featured such brands as: Vika Smolyanitskaya, outlaw moscow and Lilia Fisher Hat House.
Vika Smolyanitskaya is the brand of female clothing that includes three lines - My lovely Age, Poison & Pinky and Vika Smolyanitskaya. The presentation featured signature pieces with prints inspired by works of Roy Lichtenstein and Marisol Escobar.
outlaw moscow is the talented début at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, the brand mainly works with outwear and coats, in particular. The collection was encouraged by creative works of the Russian Constructivism artists, complicated tailoring techniques, elements of military and retro, contrast insets and bright colours. The hero of outlaw moscow is the free person, a fighter who confronts contemporary reality.
Lilia Fisher Hat House is the brand of exclusive headwear created by designer Lilia Fisher. The new collection of the brand traditionally featured eccentric headwear decorated with feathers, bright garrison caps and elegant hats with detachable veil.