Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will be held from October 13 to October 17, 2016 at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall. Over 70 fashion designers from Russia, Georgia, Ukraine and other countries will present their collections. Most of the designers and brands will demonstrate their spring/summer collections, but some will exhibit the current season or mixed collections, following the ‘see now buy now’ trend.
The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia catwalks will see collections by SLAVA ZAITSEV, Alena Akhmadullina, VIVA VOX, YASYA MINOCHKINA (Ukraine), Yulia Nikolaeva, Dasha Gauser, Julia Dalakian, IGOR GULYAEV, Goga Nikabadze (Georgia), DIMANEU, Saint-Tokyo and others.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia also supports talented debutants. In the new season for the first time in their careers the following designers will demonstrate their collections on the Manege catwalks: MACH&MACH, Julia Dilua, ANASTASIA KONDAKOVA, ZA_ZA, Anika, NAIDAL, Turbo Yulia, Nikolay LEGENDA, as well as National Fashion Council grants awardees Artem Shumov, CHASTO, and Lime Blossom among others.
In total, Sónar 2017 will feature more than 140 performances across 9 stages, including brand new shows from Justice, Arca (live) & Jesse Kanda (av), Soulwax, DJ Shadow, Nicolas Jaar, Moderat, Eric Prydz, De La Soul, Anderson.
“Essentials is the perfect blend of product and culture from a brand like Converse. Focussed around classic sportswear items, redefined for streetwear….it mirrors the story of Converse as a brand, born in sport, raised by the streets.”
For the Fall/Winter 2017 collection, Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki, co-founders and artistic directors of Maison Kitsuné, drew their inspiration from American pop culture and the aesthetic and creative energie of New York born, Paris based, artist William Klein.