Fashion Weeks

Exclusive Highlights from Moscow Fashion Week at the Central Exhibition Hall 'Manege' - Day 3

Moscow Fashion Week featured designers from Moscow, Chelyabinsk, and a brand from Ethiopia, who showcased their new collections at the Central Exhibition Hall ‘Manege’.
Photo: Courtesy of MaisonESVE

Every day from March 2 to 7, the Market of Moscow Fashion Week is open to visitors at the Central Exhibition Hall ‘Manege’, offering a variety of clothing, footwear, and accessories from Russian designers. Additionally, there is a B2B showroom, a professional platform for designers and buyers.

Photo: Courtesy of KOTOVA

KOTOVA (Chelyabinsk)

The painting 'Contrasting Sounds' by Wassily Kandinsky served as the muse for KOTOVA's fashion line, influencing both its name and overall mood. Just as the artist sought to capture acoustics through painting using form and color as his tools to represent musical notes, this concept resonates throughout the collection. Adding a sense of dynamism to the pieces, fringe details transitioned from accent seams, delicate feathers fluttered, and sequins shimmered with lively iridescence. The lineup featured garments made from pleated satin. The brand's creative director shared that this effect was achieved through pleating, resulting in unique pieces.

Photo: Courtesy of Mastewal Alemu

Mastewal Alemu (Ethiopia)

Designer Mastewal Alemu from Ethiopia showcased her new spring-summer collection at Moscow Fashion Week. Models wore luxurious evening gowns with large ruffles, high thigh slits, corset lacing, and voluminous sleeves. The brand uses only natural and high-quality materials, making such attire the best choice for the most important events.

Photo: Courtesy of MaisonESVE

MaisonESVE (Moscow)

Titled "The New Icon," MaisonESVE's latest collection narrated the tale of a burgeoning style icon, unfolding a captivating story on the runway. The runway show featured the daughter of Ornella Muti, actress, singer, and model Naike Rivelli, with Ornella showing her support from the front row. The first part of the collection exuded a rich palette of caramel hues, showcasing lace ensembles, batwing blouses, mini dresses adorned with oversized decorative blooms, micro-shorts elegantly paired with billowing capes, and statement overcoats. The second part stood out with an abundance of metallic shine, striking outfits inspired by the 1980s, and bold catsuits. The grand finale of the collection featured elegant ensembles in total black and small dresses adorned with voluminous embroidered hibiscus flowers. Accessories included small beaded fringe handbags and flower chokers.

Photo: Courtesy of EFREMOV

EFREMOV (Moscow)

Sergey Efremov managed to merge seemingly polar opposites: modern trends and the old Russian North Mezen painting. Efremov decided to explore folk artistry while collaborating with the charity foundation "MISSION." The designer was intrigued by the contrast between these two worlds, successfully uniting an extensive past with a vibrant present in his creations. Using various technical cutting and printing methods inspired by Mezen painting, he incorporated them into jackets, ear-flapped hats, voluminous cardigans, sweatshirts, hoodies, and tops. The collection pieces are crafted from natural leather, suede material, and cotton fabric.