Fashion Week Focus: Style from Kiev SS11

The Orthodox Church in Ukraine may have tried to scupper Kiev’s Spring Summer 2011 Fashion Week but their efforts proved unfruitful. Check out our favourite style and looks from the catwalk below…

Day 6: Olena Molchanova

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Колекція: Fresh Fashion: Олена МОЛЧАНОВА / Olena MOLCHANOVA

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Top 40 Styles: Catwalk Report from SS11 Russian Fashion Week

Last week fashionistas descended upon Moscow for Spring/Summer 2011 Russian Fashion Week, the biggest fashion event in Eastern Europe.  The RFW SS/2011 schedule included over 50 shows of cutting-edge designers from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, France, Peru, Italy and more.  Check out our favourite catwalk ensembles below…

Anna Direchina

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Anna Direchina's spring/summer catwalk collection embraced the feminine form. There was a selection of traditional springtime pieces including macs and boots but also more elaborate and colourful designs. Beautiful gowns were a key feature of the collection.

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Berlin Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 Style Round-up

Last week Berlin showcased its Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Week, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz.  Check out our favourite looks, from chic sophistication to 1950s kitsch.

30Paarhaende

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3ph was the result of a student project at the University of Economy and Engineering. At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week last term's collection was showcased. Think classic, casual chic.

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Hungarian Style on the High Street

I was excited to see that French Connection has embraced Hungarian style this season.  The high street and online store is now selling this Hungarian Floral Dress and Hungarian Floral Top – both must-have items for this season.
French Connection Hungarian Floral Dress
The dress costs just £37-39, while the top is £34-36.

French Connection Hungarian Floral TopBuy online now at French Connection

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Romanian Fashion Week A/W 2010-11 Timetable

Today sees Romania’s Fashion Week kick off in Cluj.  This season’s shows are dedicated to the late Alexander McQueen.

And here is what you really need to know… this season’s timetable:

13 April
Welcoming International Guests

14 April
18:00 Models Casting, Napoca Hotel
23:00 CFW PARTY 01, Midi Club

15 April
13:00 OPENING Art Exhibition”Living Art”, Casa Matei
15:00 Workshop 1 – Reality and Imagination Lifestyle, Fashion and Film DIANE PERNET, West City Hotel
17:00 OPENING Photo Exhibition, “Lifestyle XXI”, Turnul Croitorilor
18:00 TIFF Film Screening, Rade Couture, Cinema Arta
20:00 CFW FASHION SHOWS: 10 designers, Napoca Hotel
23:00 CFW Party, Midi Club

16 April
10:00 Openning Interactive Exhibition “Complementary Esthetics”, Polus Mall
12:00 OPENNING Expo Alexander McQueen Romania/Danemarca,
14:00 Workshop 2″21st Century Fashion”, Hotel Paradis
16:00 OPENNING “1-100” Installation plus Photo Exhibition Miquel Villalobos,Graham Tabor, Turnul Croitorilor
18:00 TIFF FILM Screening, Valentino, the last empire, Cinema Arta
20:00 CFW Fashion Shows: 11 Designers, Napoca Hotel
23:00 CFW Party, Midi Club

17 April
11:00 OPENING Photo Exhibition – “The Stylist Fashion Week”, Napoca Hotel
15:00 THEATRE “HELL” by Cris Simion, Napoca Hotel
17:00 DIANE PERNET presents A Shaded View on Fashion and Film ASVOFF 02 CLUJ Screening, National Theatre
20:00 CFW Fashion Shows: 9 designers, Napoca Hotel
23:00 CFW Fashion and Film on the Catwalk Party, Hotel Napoca

18 April
16:00 CLOSING Exhibitions
17:00 OPENING CFW 02

For more information visit CFW

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Russian Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010-11 Round-up

It’s that time of year again when the elite of the fashion world head to Moscow to see what we should all be wearing next winter.  Check out all the latest trend news straight from the catwalk in Moscow here

Jana Gataullina

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Key to the Jana Gataullina collection was layering. Ensembles were easy, flowing and generally a-symmetrical with a casual vibe.

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20 Years of Moschino in Moscow

Opening Boutique Parigi February 2003
Opening Boutique Parigi February 2003

This April the famous GUM department store in Moscow, whose long façade faces Red Square, will host “Inside Moschino,” a retrospective following the Italian brand through the years, from its foundation to the present day. A declared celebration of Moschino’s evolution from its beginnings until the S/S 2010 collection, told through its clothes and accessories, ad campaigns and boutique window displays.

Promoted by Bosco dei Ciliegi, Moschino’s exclusive partner in Russia with two boutiques in Moscow and one in St. Petersburg, the exhibition is housed in the central arcade of GUM with an installation that recreates the entire Moschino world. It starts from the Moschino studio spaces in Milan continuing on to the boutiques, in a faithful reproduction of all the rooms and even including a literal recreation of the doors and windows. The installation is open; in fact, there is no barrier separating the Moschino world from its visitors. They are free to observe how Moschino creativity comes to life and can participate in what takes place behind the scenes of the studio. Furthermore, each visitor will be able to be in direct contact with the collections, the ad campaign images and the window displays.

The window display scenes on exhibit will include two of Moschino’s unforgettable installations: “Assi e Ferri da Stiro” [Ironing Boards and Irons], displayed for the first time at the Moschino boutique on Via Durini in Milan in February 1999; and the recent “Lace,” featured in the window of the boutique on Via Sant’Andrea in Milan in February 2010. Also, the “Ape Piaggio” display, created for the opening of the Paris boutique in February 2003, and “Pigeons,” from the windows of Milan’s La Rinascente department store in Piazza Duomo in February 2009.

Assi e ferro da stiro via Durini February 1999
Assi e ferro da stiro via Durini February 1999

At the centre of the exhibition is a selection of clothes and accessories starting from the historical archives to the more recent collections of Moschino, Moschino CheapAndChic and Love Moschino. In fact, the collections and accessories start with “Borsa-casa” (Autumn/Winter 1998-99) and end with two pieces from “Archivio Moschino,” a label offering historical archival pieces re-interpreted with contemporary silhouettes and proportions, making an appearance on the Spring/Summer 2010 runway. All set against a backdrop of ad campaigns for a truly artistic background.

GUM
Russia, 109012
г. Москва, Красная площадь, 3
8 (495) 621-57-63

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Russian Fashion Week A/W 2010-11 Timetable

Russian Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010-11
Russian Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010-11

On April 1-7, 2010 Russian Fashion Week, the biggest fashion event in Eastern Europe, is celebrating its 20th season/10 years in Moscow’s Congress-Hall of World Trade Center, turning the Russian capital into the world’s hottest fashion destination for this period.

RFW FW2010/11 schedule includes over 50 shows of cutting-edge designers from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, UK, Italy and more. This season RFW will host British Day under the support of the British Council with participation of Clare Lopeman, Osman Yousefzada, Eley Kishimoto and PPQ. The international flavour will also be added by MAION by Maria Prevolsek (Croatia) and KT Brown (Sri Lanka). Both shows will be held within the frameworks of RFW international cooperation with Fashion Week Zagreb and Colombo Fashion Week respectively. Italy will be represented by a debut collection by a young Italian brand, DISMO, and by a traditional N-U-DE (New Upcoming Designers) collective fashion show of 3 young designers (N-U-DE showcase is organized in cooperation with Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana).

Russian Fashion Week’s program includes “Extending the Runway: Tatiana Sorokko Style” exhibition by famous Russian top model Tatiana Sorokko and “A Shaded View on Fashion Film” selection by famous fashion blogger and visionary Diane Pernet. Karim Rashid, the legendary industrial designer, will become a special guest of RFW Opening.

RFW attracts over 45,000 people and over 1000 accredited journalists and buyers seasonally. RFW is held under support of the Ministry of Culture of Russia, Russian Fashion Foundation and Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. RFW is produced by Artefact Communications Agency. In past seasons, Russian Fashion Week staged shows by Vivienne Westwood, Julien Macdonald, La Perla, Catherine Malandrino, Jeremy Scott, Costume National, Francesco Smalto, JC de Castelbajac and other prominent international designers along with established and up-and-coming Russian brands, as Slava Zaitsev, Parfionova, Julia Nikolaeva, Lena Karnauhova, Chistova&Endourova, St. Bessarion, Egor Zaitsev, Masha Kravtsova, Tegin, Biryukov and others.

To check out the timetable visit the RFW site.

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Rohmir Boutique Launches in Mayfair

Last week the first UK Rohmir fashion boutique opened in Mayfair.  With music from DJ Hugh Heathcote, the fashionistas and celebrities flocked to the Maddox Street boutique to see the Spring/Summer collection.  Laduree macaroons and champagne were on hand while designer Olga greeted guests including Lisa Butcher, Linda Papadopoulos, Brendan Cole, George Clarke and Olivia Inge.

Olivia Inge with Olga Roh
Olivia Inge with Olga Roh

Rohmir was founded by former model Olga Roh. Drawing on her vast experience of fashion, her style, her savoir-vivre and full training, Roh founded and designed a luxury ready-to-wear collection for women. Her cultural background and imagination are the inspiration for the style and spirit of Rohmir’s collections, offering women a new wardrobe in which luxury, elegance, glamour and intellectuality reign supreme.

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PFW: Chapurin Autumn/Winter 2010-11

Russian label, Chapurin’s Autumn/Winter 2010-11 collection was shown at Paris Fashion Week on Saturday.  The inspiration behind the collection was Siberia, the Russian terror incognita, thrown in the north to the icy embrace of the permafrost, confined in the south to a vast snowy taiga.  The region serves the world as an historic metaphor of Russia, a symbol of a power of a civilisation battling the mighty force of nature. This land’s wild beauty, interwoven mixture of Slavic culture and the Siberian folk’s aged-old traditions have inspired Igor Chapurin to create his new collection.  Its character is a personified essence of the northern land combining natural energy and depth, ardor and unbending will, powerful charisma and femininity.

Chapurin

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The Autumn/Winter 2010-11 collection sees loose lines and clear-cut geometry.  Soft cocoons of coats and jackets wrap architectural forms of dresses and body-suits.  Traces of traditional Siberian garments are used in the design of the coats with fur-trimmed hoods.  Large voluminous collars resembling those worn by the Siberians in the old ages give women a strong and powerful silhouette.

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