Fashion Weeks

Exclusive Highlights from Moscow Fashion Week at the Central Exhibition Hall 'Manege'

The captivating allure of Moscow Fashion Week took center stage at the Central Exhibition Hall 'Manege,' showcasing an array of new shows that left attendees spellbound.
Photo: Courtesy of Gerda Irène

From the bustling streets of Moscow to the cultural hubs of Perm, Saint Petersburg, and Chelyabinsk, along with the exotic charm of brands hailing from Egypt and Tunisia, each presentation unveiled the latest in fashion innovation.

Running from March 2nd to 7th, the Central Exhibition Hall 'Manege' transformed into a haven for fashion aficionados during Moscow Fashion Week Market. Here, attendees indulged in a shopping spree, exploring an eclectic array of clothing, footwear, and accessories crafted by talented Russian designers. Moreover, the B2B showroom provided a professional platform for designers and buyers to connect and explore potential collaborations. Adding to the allure, the Moscow Fashion Week Lecture Hall offered a series of enlightening sessions for those eager to delve deeper into the fashion industry.

From intimate gatherings to ethereal tulle creations and opulent shimmering leather, the initial shows at the Central Exhibition Hall 'Manege' unveiled a tapestry of inspiration that captivated both Russian and international designers. Guests were treated to a visual feast, witnessing firsthand the creative visions that shape the future of fashion.

Photo: Courtesy of Paseshnic (Chelyabinsk)

PASESHNIC (Chelyabinsk)

The main concept of the brand's new collection is not to overpower it with hidden meanings so that each person can interpret them for themselves. In the presented models, the Chelyabinsk designer reimagined familiar shapes and ideal proportions: loose doll-like ensembles with puff sleeves were followed by dresses with accentuated silhouettes. The foundation of the looks comprised festive and everyday relaxed-style maxi dresses. The models were detailed with ruffles, flounces, lace, ties, and a plethora of small gatherings.

Photo: Courtesy of XakaMa

XakaMa (Moscow)

The brand's latest women's collection showcases a blend of eclectic ensembles. From romantic ruffles paired with grunge-style prints to models in understated hues and pieces in vibrant colors, tulle skirts contrasting with cargo pants, and asymmetric necklines complemented by detachable collars – these intricate details of the new line accentuate the multifaceted inner world of women. The runway featured an array of designs including asymmetric office shirts, wide trousers adorned with patch pockets, parachute skirts, shirt dresses, meticulously tailored vests, a stunning collection of oversized pinstriped jackets, checkered cardigans, metallic-hued coats, and stylish bombers.

Photo: Courtesy of Anissa Aida

Anissa Aida (Tunisia)

The concept of Anissa Aida’s brand from Tunisia focuses on the exploration of similarities between silhouettes of traditional clothing across different continents, from North Africa to the Far East. A recurring element in the collection is a pattern inspired by Tunisian ceramic tiles used to adorn walls and floors since the 16th century. The color palette in shades of indigo pays homage to the same architectural inspirations.

In addition to women's outfits, the collection also featured men's ensembles with sleek cropped trousers, stand-collar shirts, and collarless coats. Numerous patch pockets and neat caps as accessories were present in both men's and women's sets.

Photo: Courtesy of KISSELENKO

KISSELENKO (Saint Petersburg)

Lilia Kisselenko, designer of the brand KISSELENKO always strives for self-sufficiency and independence in her collections. In the new collection, the brand's unique style shines through minimalism, fluid lines, loose cuts, and strict graphic elements. Special attention is paid to materials, with predominantly natural fabrics used in creating the pieces. The subdued color palette includes various shades of black, different tones of gray-blue, and muted hues. The new collection's highlight is the combination of sharp lines, geometric prints, and soft silhouettes achieved through loose fits and voluminous sleeves.

Photo: Courtesy of Alia Abaza

Alia Abaza (Egypt)

The new collection of the Egyptian brand exudes uniqueness and a distinctive perspective on the world by its founder and designer. The brand's signature style shines through intricate embroidery details and complex garment cuts, while animalistic prints and ethnic motifs emphasize the brand's local identity. The collection includes shirts, long sleeves, tops, shorts, skirts, jackets, trousers, pantsuits, dresses of varying lengths, coats, and jackets. Decor elements feature lace, wide waistbands, metallic buttons, raw edges of appliques, and inserts with floral patterns.

Photo: Courtesy of Gerda Irène

Gerda Irène (Moscow)

For her new spring-summer collection, designer and founder Irina Gerda adorned her pieces with flowers. These motifs inspired the colors and prints of the line. On the catwalk, models showcased figure-hugging dresses and catsuits with a vintage flair, as well as sets with mesh skirts and long sleeves in semi-sheer fabrics. The looks were complemented by upcycled silk bags. Irina Gerda emphasized handwork, embellishing the outfits with beads, embroidery, and appliques.

Photo: Courtesy of Waseem Khadra

Waseem Khadra (Egypt)

At the Moscow Fashion Week runway, models of the Waseem Khadra brand embodied the personas of a waiter, a builder, an artist, a judge, and even a clown. The designer seems to convey that his creations are suitable for anyone, regardless of their chosen profession. What matters most is how one feels in them. The pieces from the "Regalia" collection are designed to empower individuals to always feel confident. Waseem Khadra is ready to offer the opportunity to try on a new role. The Egyptian designer's collection embraces current trends and fashion art. In a gesture of homage, Waseem Khadra also took to the stage in a costume, assuming a role distinct from that of the designer.

Photo: Courtesy of Waseem Khadra


At the show, designer Alexandra Gapanovich shared her main secrets with the guests and viewers — the looks from her new collection. The inspiration behind GAPANOVICH this season stems from the beloved Soviet-era game "Secrets". Nostalgia for bygone times resonates throughout the silhouettes, color palette, and accessories. From dresses featuring voluminous sleeves to short skirts adorned with ruffles, along with hats and floral prints, Alexandra Gapanovich skillfully transports the audience into a world of childhood memories and delves into her own personal history from the Far North.

Photo: Courtesy of KOSS

KOSS (Moscow)

Exuding a timeless classic charm, the latest collection by KOSS captures the essence of sophistication.Models elegantly strode down the runway in luxurious tweed outfits, flawlessly tailored trouser suits,graceful skirts crafted from flowing satin, and opulent lingerie-style dresses. Infusing personality into the collection were semi-sheer long sleeves, skirts embellished with oversized golden sequins, vibrant popsof color, and daring styling choices. In addition to the women's line presented at Moscow Fashion Week,KOSS also unveiled a men's collection that seamlessly blended current trends with eternal classics.

Photo: Courtesy of Yana Besfamilnaya

Yana Besfamilnaya (Perm)

Designer Yana Besfamilnaya unveiled a new collection that reflects the ever-changing nature of the modern world. The brand's entire concept revolves around the idea of instant transformation of each garment with a change in surroundings or mood. To capture the rhythm of the metropolis through clothing, the designer employed eclecticism and a layered effect. The collection featured semi-sheer ensembles, asymmetric tops, a series of skirts with a metallic sheen, as well as a variety of mini skirts, knitted dresses, leather vests, and anoraks. Completing the looks were rope details, brooches, lace-up boots, and thigh-high boots.