The Russian Fashion Blog Spring Summer 2012 Trends




Spring Summer 2012 Trends

…as seen on Russian and Ukrainian catwalks. Global trends, that is.

I’m not listing here anything obvious like white, hotpants or floral print, but would be happy to do a post if you ask!

Pictures are clickable.

Ravishing Red

Red continues to be the hottest (ahem) trend on and off the catwalk. Go bold this summer with a head-to-toe red outfit!

Spring Summer 2012 Trends

1 – Zemskova Vorozhbyt (or Z&V), Ukraine, 2 – YEZ by Yegor Zaitsev, Russia, 3 – Anastasiya Zaiceva, Ukraine

Spring Summer 2012 Trends

1 – Bobkova, Ukraine, 2 – Lena Vasilyeva, Russia, 3 – Poustovit, Ukraine

Pastel/Underwater

When one marine life-inspired (see below) and another all-pastel collection are presented just days after the Chanel show I think we can really talk about Russian and Ukrainian fashion as a part of the global merry-go-round. Kudos to Svetlana Tegin, Kute and other designers who foresaw this trend.

Spring Summer 2012 Trends

1 – Anna October, Ukraine, 2 – Bobkova, Ukraine, 3 – Bevza, Ukraine

Spring Summer 2012 Trends

1 – Tegin, Russia, 2 – BEKh, Ukraine, 3 – Vardoui Nazarian, Russia

Spring Summer 2012 Trends

1, 2, 3 – Kute, Russia

Yell-ow

It is impossible to imagine summer without bright colors like red or yellow. This season I see yellow everywhere, standalone like at Nina Donis or combined with other colors like at Viva Vox.

Spring Summer 2012 Trends

1, 3 – Chapurin, Russia, 2 – Nina Donis, Russia

Spring Summer 2012 Trends

1 – Viva Vox, Russia, 2 – Kira Plastinina, Russia, 3 – Nina Donis, Russia

Blasting Blue

Although not the Vera Wang and Prabal Gurung’s vibrant violet, this deep shade of blue stays strong on catwalks.

Spring Summer 2012 Trends

1 – Dasha Gauser, Russia, 2 – Lena Vasilyeva, Russia, 3 – Vardoui Nazarian, Russia

Spring Summer 2012 Trends

1, 3 – Chapurin, Russia, 2 – BEKh, Ukraine

Asymmetrical Hemlines

Yet another trend that we saw coming during A/W 2011-12 season.

Spring Summer 2012 Trends

1 – Kamenskayakononova, Ukraine, 2 – ARTEMKLIMCHUK, Ukraine, 3 – Anna October, Ukraine

Spring Summer 2012 Trends

1 – ARTEMKLIMCHUK, Ukraine, 2 – Vardoui Nazarian, Russia, 3 – Bevza, Ukraine

Cropped Tops

These will sure keep you cool in summer! What’s great about showing off your waist is that you can wear pants as oversized as you like without looking oversized yourself.

Spring Summer 2012 Trends

1, 3 – Cyrille Gassiline, Russia, 2 – Vardoui Nazarian, Russia

Spring Summer 2012 Trends

1, 3 – Cat’s Production, Russia, 2 – BEKh, Ukraine

Sport

Quite a few designers picked up on this returning trend this season. Some combined it with military vibes, like Litkovskaya, others – with tribal and disco (wow, isn’t it just a crazy mix?).

Spring Summer 2012 Trends

1, 3 – Litkovskaya, Ukraine, 2 – Andre Tan, Ukraine

Spring Summer 2012 Trends

1, 3 – Konstantin Gayday, Russia, 2 – Lena Vasilyeva, Russia

Pictures courtesy of Ukrainian Fashion Week, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Kiev, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, Volvo Fashion Week, Chapurin, Aurora Fashion Week

Spring Summer 2012 Trends


 

  • http://www.lnlclothing.com/ Samantha Morris

    Wow! Wish I was been part of those people watching the Russian catwalks. So many gorgeous and wonderful designs! I like the bursting color of yellow from those pictures above. :)

    • http://www.russianfashionblog.com The Russian Fashion Blog

      Thanks, Samantha!
      xx

    • Hugo

      where can see the models of catwalks? have site?