Saturday, 23 March 2013

MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK RUSSIA: new season, new designers, new ideas

From March 29 to April 2 Moscow will host the 26th Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. More than 70 designers from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, the Great Britain and Spain will present their collections at the new main venue of the Fashion Week – the Central Exhibition Hall (CEH) «Manege» (Manezh Suare, 1). The participants will present Autumn-Fall 2013/2014 collections.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia brings together Top Russian fashion designers: SLAVA ZAITSEV, Tatiana Parfionova, Alena Akhmadullina, BEssARION, Dasha Gauser, Julia Nikolaeva, HakaMa, TEGIN, BORODULIN'S, Julia Dalakian, LEONID ALEXEEV, MASHA KRAVTSOVA, POUSTOVIT, Lena Tsokalenko, PIROSMANI BY JENYA MAL YGINA, Olga Brovkina, RUBAN and other leading designers. Traditionally, the main heroes of Fashion Week will be not only recognized leaders of Russian fashion-space, but also young newcomers: Maria Golubeva, RIA KEBURIA, Maroussia Zaitseva, GOGA NIKABADZE, Yanina Vekhteva, Natali Leskova as well as brands specializing in creating accessoire and jewellery lines – Rainbow Seekers, Olya Shikhova, MASTERPEACE by Evgenia Linovich, Volha, RJ BIJOUX, Nastia Olgan and others. For the first time catwalk of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia in CEH “Manege” will see the shows of stars from the British fashion scene – designers of Russian descent - FYODOR GOLAN, Timur Kim, Vilshenko, NATASHA ZINKO.
- The aim of Fashion Week – to support and promote Russian designers – has evolved in the past years, - says general director of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Alexander Shumsky. – Today Fashion Week in Moscow is the main venue for designers with Russian background. Among the graduates from fashion institutes in the West there are quite a lot of those who speak Russian but run their business in London, New York or Paris. Some of them have already presented their collections on the catwalks of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia – Von Vonni, BASHARATYAN V and others. This year Fashion Week will increase its support: we want the best Russian speaking designers to present their collections in Moscow.
During the breaks between the shows visitors will be entertained by a program of fashion-movies prepared together with NYFFF (New York Fashion Film Festival): guests of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will be able to watch fashion-inspired works of Roman Polanski, Ryan McGinley, Stephen Meisel. The business-program of Fashion Weel will host a conference for Digital, Luxury and Fashion experts HUBFORUM 2013 - “Strategy for promoting luxury brands via Internet”.
You can follow the latest news on the official page of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week - here you can also watch live broadcast from all the shows to be presented in “Manege”.
Title sponsor of the Fashion Week – Mercedes-Benz. Partners of events: Canon (official imaging partner), DHL (official logistics partner), L’Oreal (official stylist), Colgate, ASUS, “Laska”, Mamaison (official hotel).

Friday, 22 March 2013

Beautiful Italy

The whole my life I have been dreaming to visit New York, Paris, Milan but never Rome...Now I can definitely say that I was mistaken. I couldn't even imagine how nice is this city. It is not just a beautiful city with sunny weather but it is a huge historical monument where you can find prooves to it on every your step. Enormous quantity of churches, museums and historical places which cant be all see during one week, I think you need a month at least but it won't be enough anyway to fully enjoy and experience this city.
During my trip I visited Rome, Milan and small Bologna with it's famous university.
In Rome we tried to see as much as we could, during the week we got acquianted with its culture and  the majority of sights. From all the places I can distinguish such as well-known Coliseum,  huge St. Peter's Basilica and it's square, Church of Saint Ignatius, Trevi fontain, Popolo and Navona squares and  etc. Also I want to mention the market on the Fiori square where you can buy all the variety of pasta, oil, cheese, fruits, flowers and some other weird stuff.

 Btw, in love with my new MSGM coat!!

Also want to say a few words about Milan. It is a city which I have been dreaming to visit for a long time. Mostly because of it's enormously beautiful gothic cathedral, Duomo. It was majestic and gorgeous as I expected. Wish we could stay there longer as I am sure that one day is not enough for this city)