The premier fashion showcase in
Moscow, Russian Fashion Week
) launches its 18th season in Congress Hall of renowned World Trade
Center on March 29th. As the biggest fashion event in Eastern Europe, RFW
will feature 50 collections of the best Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian
designers along with some of the best names in French, Italian and Spanish
Russia's most honored fashion designer, Slava Zaitsev, will open RFW with
his haute couture collection dedicated to the 100-year anniversary of
Dyagilev's Seasons in Paris. Sergey Dyagilev was the world-famous ballet
impresario and founder of Ballets Russes which conquered Paris at the
beginning of the 20th century. Slava Zaitsev is a true Soviet/Russian
fashion legend, dubbed the Red Dior by the international media due to his
faerie collections that so often punctured the Iron Curtain that once
separated the Soviet Union from the western world. Slava started his career
in the 1960s and still makes fashion headlines and is currently a host on
the highly rated television program Fashion Verdict. 'slava Zaitsev is over
70, but he works harder than youngsters
, says Alexander Shumsky, President
of Russian Fashion Week.
Dozens of renowned Russian designers came through
his Fashion Lab, the best fashion school in Russia. We are proud to have his
anniversary collection for the RFW opening.
Celebrated French designer Jean-Charles De Castelbajac will make his
RFW debut on March 29th.
Russian Fashion Week is acknowledged as the fashion gateway to
Russia and the most talented international fashion designers from around the
globe continue to utilize the RFW runway as the entry point to the Russian
marketplace. Designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Julien Macdonald, Jenny
Packham, Francesco Smalto, Frankie Morello, La Perla and Baby Phat are just
a few of the names that have enjoyed success with RFW.
The Russian Fashion Week schedule includes the most famous and edgy Russian
and former Soviet Union designers: Arngoldt, Tatiana Parfionova, Julia
Dalakian, Elena Souproun, BIRYUKOV, Poustovit, Cyrille Gassiline, Viva Vox,
Xakama, Masha Sharoeva, Chistova&Endourova, TEGIN, Yulia Nikolaeva, MainAim,
Personage, Liudmila Norsoian and many more. The international flavor will be
added by Spanish designers Toni Francesc and Maria Lafuente as well as a
host of the most prominent up-and-coming Italian designers.
Italian designers Leitmotiv, BeeQueen, a.VE will show their collections in a
collective fashion show as part of the on-going cooperation between Russian
Fashion Week and Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana originally announced
in Moscow and Milano in 2005.
Russia is key destination for Italian
, says Mario Boselli, President of Camera Nazionale della Moda
We have great success story with Russian Fashion Week in Moscow,
we did Italian Day on RFW and RFW delivered Russian designers to Milan
Fashion Week. So in 2009 we do next step in our relations despite the
Russian Fashion Week is acknowledged as the #1 fashion event in Russian and
all of Eastern Europe, attracting over 50,000 guests seasonally, accrediting
over 1,000 journalists and buyers from Russia and abroad and receiving
massive media coverage in all the leading editions. Russian Fashion Week's
shows reach millions via live broadcasting on Word Fashion Channel satellite
Russian Fashion Week, Fall/Winter 2009/2010 season, will take place in
Moscow on March 29th
April 4th, 2009. RFW will host the Opening Party on
March 28th at celebrated Most Club which is located in a few steps from
Kremlin. RFW will feature a number of off-schedule events, please check for
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