Volvo Fashion Week in Moscow ended on Monday its 25th edition, which ran from March 29 to April 4, in Gostiny Dvor - a prestigious historical monument close to the Red Square. Following the long established tradition, the first opening catwalk show was the one of Valentine Yudashkin, the most internationally renowned Russian designer. His collection, which was presented earlier in Paris, was inspired by the art of Mark Rothko with his bright colors and expressionism translated into glamorous styles which characterize Yudashkin’s fashion.

Other famous Russian designers such as Alena Akhmadullina, Konstantin Gayday, Alexander Terekhov, Cyrille Gassiline, Sergey Sysoev, Victoria Andreyanova, and Olga Deffi, presented their collections. There were also some interesting new entries, such as Renata Linvinova, an actress and cinema director, recognized as one of the fashion icons of today’s Russia. She debuted with a glamorous collection of furs, designed for fur brand Selvaggio, inspired by the cinema stars of the ‘30s and images created by Elsa Schiaparelli, the early Chanel and Dior.
'Grunge John Orchestra.Explosion' by Igor Isaev
'Grunge John Orchestra.Explosion' by Igor Isaev

Another interesting discovery of this edition was a new casual brand “Grunge John Orchestra.Explosion” by young designer Igor Isaev. He presented men’s and women’s organic jeans made out of Japanese vintage fabrics, down jackets, leather and microfiber garments in different washings, hi-tech treatments and dyeings. The young designer, who is also a musician, has ambitious plans developing his brand because as a first step he will open his first flagship store in Moscow in April.

The foreign special guest of this edition was glamorous Italian lingerie brand La Perla whose show gained a huge success in fashion-addicted Moscow.