The first day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia F/W 2017-18
Traditional venue – Central Exhibition Hall Manege in Moscow hosts the new season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia that took a start on 12 March.
The headliner of the Fashion Week was Slava Zaitsev who presented his Fall-Winter collection 2017. Signature style of the master could be traced in the entire line: from the outwear to evening gowns pret-a-porter de luxe.
Luxurious garments with outlined silhouettes, trendy outwear made of jacquard and colored wool cloth, three-piece suits and cocktail dresses – feminine attributes were highly praised in the collection, even to the degree of the cult.
The highlight of the collection was the bride’s dress laced with fancy headwear that distinctly referred to the origins of Russian fairytales.
The fashion week has been opened with Detskiy Mir Fall-Winter 2017/2018 collection – “Born to Be a Rock Star”.
Models walked the catwalk under the live music background performed by a young band Toucan Die. Daring and bright clothes of rock musicians are so close to the rebellious kids’ spirit. Designers made the most use of glam, punk, hard rock and casual attributes that are so typical for contemporary indie-rock.
Gleaming skirts and sneakers, pink ballerina skirts, headbands, leggings, denim jackets with patches, monochrome T-shirts with prints, black leather jackets and bombers with rolled up sleeves – using numerous pieces of this design kit one can put together a lot of interesting looks.
Evening wear for kids and teenagers was presented by the design duet Kibosvskaya & Pablosky as well. The catwalk featured princes in three-piece suits of thick silk and princesses in veil ball dresses.
Oriental and European themes mixed in the garments: feathers and sequin with lace and flounces. Mauve and plum shades were balanced by sky-blue, turquoise and violet. Golden bow ties complemented dark blue frock coats while embroideries on the bodice complemented puff skirts.
Collection L’erede was inspired by the street art. Cozy dresses coupled with leather jackets, cable-knit sweaters, ballerina skirts, ‘business-like’ two-piece suits – for every day, and sporting costumes – for special events, every set beamed with freedom and bright individuality.
Through the prism of colors, the collection looked calm and peaceful – powder pink, warm grayish brown, airy blue, white and dusty pink.
Fall-Winter collection “Arcturus” from Vadim Merlis was all about lightness, moves, clear lines, precise cuts. The collection displayed garments for progressive youth, street stylers and trendsetters of the Big city.
Military came alongside with glam-rock, and casual with clubbish wear items. Symbol of the collection is the Arcturus star that shines for all those in love, reckless and daring.
The character of the Fall-Winter collection from Dimaneu is a girl who might have stepped out from Vrubel’s the Swan Princess: incomprehensible and unforgettable. She is the one who can keep her secret even in the revealing outfit.
The collection features traditionally minimalistic set of colors: garnish red, cool blue, dark blue, white and all-absorbing black. The keynote of the collection was embroidered flock of birds and prints depicting fairytale princess. The silhouette balances from one edge to another: it is either stretched and straight, or made of puffy draping with underlined delicate waist.
Apart from designer’s individual cuts and patterns, there was a new signature element – branded belts in the shapes of chokers, belts, tails straps. For the first time, the designer used 3D-knitting for creating the thinnest lace fabric.
Business style in the big city was demonstrated by Chapurin for Finn Flare. Shirts with petal sleeves, puff jackets and oversize dresses, loose pants with creases proved well that business environment could be comfortable.
Among the highlights of the collection were large bows on the bags, massive scarves and hoods. Principal colors of the collection were steel gray, scarlet, black and emerald green.
Yulia Nikolaeva creates an intellectual shell for a city girl. Straight cuts, A-shaped silhouettes, one or two major color tones – seemingly simple elements give birth to the multilayer floppy looks.
The illusion is completed with neat accessories – belt bags, backpacks and clutches. Winter-like dark but warm and thick shades of brown are emphasized by the color of ice coffee with milk. The fabrics are adorned with the composition of stripes and animal prints.
Wool coats with puffed shoulders and hats remind of highlanders’ outfit. Despite this little trick, the signature style of the designer was still obvious: right and left side slightly differed in tone, pockets were scattered on pants and dresses and girls were dressed in male shirts.
Collection Fall-Winter 2017/18 from Alexandr Rogov impresses with complexity and challenges: asymmetric dresses come along with costumes made of brocade, light semi-transparent blouses and skirts with finishing.
The main feature of the collection is branded elastic bands Alexandr Rogov. Leading colors of the collection are pink, gray, well-marked golden and dazzling gleam. This is exactly how a bright, modern, brave and daring girl should look like.
In the presentation corner, Igor York showcased a line of handmade bags with the texture of steel ‘buzz’. Acute and perfectly matching color of the bags allowed to shift an emphasis to the shape. Backpacks, wallets, clutches, hobo and satchel bags shine but due to precise lines look neat and minimalistic.