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.
Red continues to be the hottest (ahem) trend on and off the catwalk. Go bold this summer with a head-to-toe red outfit!
1 – Zemskova Vorozhbyt (or Z&V), Ukraine, 2 – YEZ by Yegor Zaitsev, Russia, 3 – Anastasiya Zaiceva, Ukraine
1 – Bobkova, Ukraine, 2 – Lena Vasilyeva, Russia, 3 – Poustovit, Ukraine
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.
1 – Anna October, Ukraine, 2 – Bobkova, Ukraine, 3 – Bevza, Ukraine
1 – Tegin, Russia, 2 – BEKh, Ukraine, 3 – Vardoui Nazarian, Russia
1, 2, 3 – Kute, Russia
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.
1, 3 – Chapurin, Russia, 2 – Nina Donis, Russia
1 – Viva Vox, Russia, 2 – Kira Plastinina, Russia, 3 – Nina Donis, Russia
Although not the Vera Wang and Prabal Gurung’s vibrant violet, this deep shade of blue stays strong on catwalks.
1 – Dasha Gauser, Russia, 2 – Lena Vasilyeva, Russia, 3 – Vardoui Nazarian, Russia
1, 3 – Chapurin, Russia, 2 – BEKh, Ukraine
Yet another trend that we saw coming during A/W 2011-12 season.
1 – Kamenskayakononova, Ukraine, 2 – ARTEMKLIMCHUK, Ukraine, 3 – Anna October, Ukraine
1 – ARTEMKLIMCHUK, Ukraine, 2 – Vardoui Nazarian, Russia, 3 – Bevza, Ukraine
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.
1, 3 – Cyrille Gassiline, Russia, 2 – Vardoui Nazarian, Russia
1, 3 – Cat’s Production, Russia, 2 – BEKh, Ukraine
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?).
1, 3 – Litkovskaya, Ukraine, 2 – Andre Tan, Ukraine
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
http://www.lnlclothing.com/ Samantha Morris
http://www.russianfashionblog.com The Russian Fashion Blog