Highlights from the fifth day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia continues to embrace well-known as well as new designers.
The fifth day started with Georgian Tako Mekvabidze’s fashion show. Fall-Winter collection 2016/17 was devoted to the Beautiful Era. DNA of Tako Mekvabidze brand is a complicated structure of the looks and multiple garments. Perfect female dresses with ruffles rich in genuine patterns and glittering waist band, gleaming satin, delicately sparkling in the light, beads, the thinnest lace on half-transparent blouses, deep neck lines – exceptional monochrome color palette and textures of the fabrics once again highlighted the fragility of the female nature. Fashion show of Tako Mekvabidze was the mixture of the past and the present.
In the Fall-Winter collection, Anastasia Dokuchaeva denies common standards. Brave design goes hand in hand with bright colors, metallic finishing, jacquard fabrics as well as a combination of sport and chic – glamorous jackets with belts, baggy shoulders, pajama costumes, flowers scattered on certain elements, all represent extraordinary ideas of the new world brought into life.
Collection Sensus Couture is the constant search for something new. Every look takes you to a separate transcendent space and offers to try unexplored facets: space half-transparent cloak dresses, gleaming bombers, sparkling masks intermixed with mystic images and contemporary vision of the real world – neat lace jumpsuits, black and white two-piece suits, along with the coats and jackets with delicate details – bright and monochrome embroidery. The collection, however, follows the precise proportion and is performed in the calm color shades – emerald green, brown, white and black.
Fall-Winter collection 2016/17 from designer Kseniaseraya was made in collaboration with the artist Anna Mokhova and inspired by the history of discovering of the Arctic region and nature’s phenomena so typical for that territory. It can be traced in the geometric shapes, reserved colors and textures – an imitation of crystallization of sea salt on dresses, patterns of local inhabitants as well as in cozy sweaters with 3D knitting patterns. The color palette of the collection is the smooth shift from the colors of soil and water to light shades – dark brown, airy blue, beige, powder beige and natural white.
Artem Shumov Fall-Winter 2016/17 male collection openly manifested military themes. Designer approached Russian history and break of the society. Hence, the face paint on his models. Loose shapes, draping, emphasized neglect – these attitudes could be seen in the outwear, jumpsuits, sport chic costumes. Man in clothes from Artem Shumov is the universal trendy soldier, serving the high style.
In the Fall-Winter collection, the conceptual brand IVKA dressed the girls in familiar baby doll garments with the queen’s hems. Childish dresses, transparent, pink with tender sleeves in flounces, shoes imitating tip-toeing, all this is just a foundation for a dramatic contrast.
Models walked the catwalk fast, with crosses hands and looking from under the brows. Rebellious and childish attitudes are mixed in the white flowers on black net fabric, in loose sleeves of fur and feathers, attached to the straight simple dresses.
Collection from Georgian sisters Macharashvili for their brand Mach&Mach was distinguished by the garnish shades of pink – from the explosive fuchsia to strawberries with cream.
Among the details – fur slippers, futuristic heels and glittering suitcases in grapes green and canary yellow with a steel ring holder that highlighted the gleam of leather skirts. Real thrill came with the half-transparent floor-length dresses and 3D patches in shapes of flowers on the coats and jumpsuits made of aquamarine blue jersey.
Designer Igor Gulyaev employed theatrical performance for his show. The collection featured hallmark of the brand – provocative fur that perfectly creates a never-forget fatal image. Every fold in the multi-layered look referred to the luxury chic.
Maxi dresses complemented with luxurious hats, bowlers and top hats, suits in colors of fluid gold and silver as well as garments with initials of the designer.
The presentation corner featured brand Yulia Krasnyanskaya and two new collections – fragrance and tulip. The designer uses pearls and Swarovski crystals to bring her design fantasy into reality, the shapes and colors build a delicate aesthetic look.