Five Russian Fashion Designers to Watch

Highlights from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Spring 2016.

Viva Vox

Viva Vox This season, the brand presented a collection of ‘80s-inspired, embellished pieces in a variety of hues—from raspberry and acid green to black and white—that were out of this world.

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Alena Akhmadullina Referencing the medieval Russian fairy tale Bylina, in which the main character Sadko makes a bet with the Sea Tsar, the designer drew inspiration from waves and water by incorporating shades of blue and rich textures.

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BEssARION The spring 2016 collection’s circus inspiration came through in multi-level compound skirts and fringe dresses, elongated leather jackets, and plenty of velvet.

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Goga Nikabadze A peaceful collection filled with breezy sundresses and chunky necklaces for women, and shirts and laconic trousers for men.

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Saint Tokyo Designer Yuri Pitenin drew inspiration from the visual tension between European and Asian aesthetics by playing with texture and techniques.

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