#OPEN RUSSIAN FASHION
SUPER No. 4 presents the special project #OPEN RUSSIAN FASHION: a selection of the best emerging brands on the Russian fashion scene
shooting and styling by Proj3ct Studio
Anna SlavutinaBack to top
A fine collection of unique costume jewelry hand-crafted by Russian designer Anna Slavutina. Her creations are distinctive for eclectic combinations of the most varied materials – silk, velvet, natural stones, Venetian glass and rare woods. Each piece she makes is characterized by edgy exotic details.
ALEXANDER KHRISANFOVBack to top
After graduating from the Samarsky State College of Service Technologies and Design, stylist and designer Alexander Khrisanfov quickly earned the admiration of the Russian fashion trade by winning contests for emerging talents. His creations (often made to measure) with their clean lines and very feminine shapes are enhanced by fine silks and chiffons for a look that is understatedly seductive.
Georgy RushevBack to top
Bringing past and future together in harmony: this is the concept at the base of his elegant creations. Cross-pollinations of semiprecious stones like amethyst, citrine and pyrite with common materials like metals, plastics or glass drops make for unique creations that reinterpret tradition in a contemporary key. Skilled hands create exclusive pieces to match the customer’s personality and image.
KATERINAFEEBack to top
Based in Moscow, after having obtained her degree from Polimoda Florence and working with Vivienne Westwood, young designer Katerina Filippova created the Katerinafee label. Her creations represent a whispered femininity of days gone by. Sculpted silhouettes and asymmetrical lines define a look with strong sartorial imprint, enhancing feminine shapes with layered fabrics and materials. Her inspiration? The softly colored brushstrokes of Impressionist paintings.
LES’Back to top
This young, Moscow-based fashion brand was established by Lesia Paramonova in 2012. Her first collection, that she presented during her third year at university, met with acclaim from the international press - CR Fashion Book, Vogue Italia, Grazia and Marie Claire America.
Her total look with accessories and clothes is inspired by the shapes and colors of nature and the forest. In fact, the brand’s name comes from the first letters of her name and the Russian word for forest, Les.
Luda NikishinaBack to top
With a background in photography and art, and degrees in economics and fashion design, Luda Nikishina first established her brand in 2008, and then went on to create Ludaluda, a line of experimental and casual wear for a younger clientele. Each item is handmade in a small workshop in the heart of Moscow and stands out for the natural fabrics, sophisticated patterns and delicate but innovative experiments with shape and line.
Maria GolubevaBack to top
Moscow-born Maria Golubeva, who trained at the British Higher School of Design Moscow, has always been fascinated by clothes with soft, light shapes. Class and sweetness are the keys which, combined with masterful skill, give life to unique creations with a strong identity of their own. Maria is a constant exhibitor at the Mercedes- Benz Fashion Week Russia.
Mineral WeatherBack to top
It all began in a Moscow loft in 2011 as a young artists’ project, and soon became a successful independent brand. The main talents - Alexander Olkhovsky and Anna Pavlova combine their diametrically opposed artistic visions in a mix that becomes one-of-a-kind creations. By alternating bronze, tin and aluminum lined with a thin layer of plastic each piece they make is unique, in an original, independent mood that the designers have called Mineral Weather.
Natali LeskovaBack to top
Her own brand, created in Saint Petersburg in 2011, is characterized by a strong minimalist style. “Less is more” is the motto of this designer who exalts femininity through shape and material – only natural cottons, wools and leathers – limiting everything else, including seams and buttons, to the minimum. What makes her creations unique are the urban-inspired prints on dresses, skirts and blouses with the skylines of the two cities she loves , Saint Petersburg and Milan where she did her post-graduate studies.
Natasha WeinstockBack to top
Designer Natasha Weinstock who has three degrees - in cybernetics, economics and fashion design – created her own, Moscow-label when she was just 26 years old. She takes her inspiration from life around her, and through her creations she explores the relationship between people and the city they live in by studying their personal lifestyles. Her look is characterized by layered fabrics and combinations of different shapes and volumes that enhance every woman’s romantic spirit and identity.
Osome2someBack to top
Classic and modern come together in a collection that has a simple air while being rich in details. Elegant shapes, experimentation and innovative methods of working with different materials are the key words for this successful, Saint Petersburg-based label established by Anna Andrienko and Natalya Buzakova in 2009. Currently, the brand produces three different collections: Awesome – a new premium version; Osome2some – elegant daily wear; and Berlin – a young and democratic line.
SOL’ DesignersBack to top
A fashion project that sprang from the combined creativity of two designers – Olga and Anna – and is dedicated to the style accent par excellence, the hat. They present an entirely-handmade headwear collection that is complemented by other accessories for a very personal and timeless look. Their new women’s and children’s wear collection complete the SOL’ Designers offering.
Yanina VekhtevaBack to top
Young and talented emerging designer’s collections are consistently shown at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. Her approach is characterized by forays into the classic Russian style of unique, minimalist and geometric elements with an Asian twist giving her clothes a life of their own.