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Russian Fashion Week. Inaugurated First Fashion Museum in Moscow
The renowned Moscow event, Russian Fashion Week (RFW), ended this weekend with a fully-packed RFW after-party in The Most club, after seven days and 58 collections by the best designers from Russia, the CIS and abroad. DJ Alexandra Richards, daughter of Keith Richards from Rolling Stones, spinned the discs in the club on RFW closing night.
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RFW SS/10, which took place in the Congress Hall of the World Trade Center, was officially opened last week by Alexander Avdeev, the Minister of Culture of Russia, with the inauguration of Russian Fashion Museum, an unprecedented nation-wide project backed by the Ministry. It will be the first of its kind in Russia and will be launched in 2010. The basic collection of the Museum includes more that 30,000 pieces including costumes of XV-XX centuries, unique fabrics, fashion sketches, fashion photos, etc.

Roberto Pelo (Director, ICE Moscow),
Vittorio Claudio Surdo (Italian Ambassador in Russia),
Mario Boselli (CNMI President),
Alexander Shumsky (RFW President)

From October 17 to 23, RFW showcased the most famous and edgy Russian and former USSR designers who are currently defining Russian fashion: Anastasia Z, Anna Direchina, BIRYUKOV, GS by Sabina Gorelik, Daina by Chistova & Endourova, Dasha Gauser, EVELYN, Hayam Hanukaev, LENA KARNAUHOVA, M.Rimer, Masha Kravtsova, Narciss, KO by Sultanna Frantsuzova, O.K.M., POUSTOVIT, St. Bessarion, SV2, TEGIN, Vassa, Viva Vox, Egor Zaitsev, Elena Souproun, Lyudmila Norsoyan, Fashion House Bouton, PARFIONOVA, Masha Sharoeva, Olga Brovkina, Yulia Nikolaeva, Yulia Sarkisova and many others. The show’ was officially opened by a display of the most famous Russian designer Slava Zaitsev.

Vyacheslav Zaitsev

Ennio Capassa (Costume National)

The RFW schedule contained 11 foreign designers including Erin Wasson, the US designer, top model and the face of Maybelline New York; Spain’s famous Agatha Ruiz de la Prada; Sonny San, a head-liner at the Malaysia International Fashion Week (MIFA), whose collection was showcased within the frameworks of the partnership between RFW and MIFA. On October 22 RFW held the Italian Day organized in collaboration with Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI). The Italian lineup of RFW contained C’N’C Costume National, Gattinoni and new up-coming designers (N-U-DE) selected by CNMI - Chicca Lualdi BeeQueen, Mauro Gasperi, Cristiano Burani, Andres Caballero, Gilda Giambra and Leitmotiv.

“Moscow is a very important destination for Italian fashion”, said Mario Boselli, President of CNMI at the press-conference in Moscow. Alexander Shumsky, RFW President mentioned that Italian-Russian fashion-cooperation started five years ago and RFW had presented Russian up-coming stylists in Milano Fashion

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Week this season. “The Italian fashion shows in Moscow are next step” says Shumsky.

RFW SS/10 shows attracted over 50,000 guests and reached millions of viewers via live broadcast on World Fashion Channel satellite television and on-line broadcast.

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