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April 13, 2011

The Best of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Russia Autumn/Winter 2011 Day 1 – Global Fashion

David & Aleksander

WHO: Russian Fashion Designers

WHAT: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Russia Fall/Winter 2011/2012 – Day 1

WHEN: March 31st to April 5th

WHERE : Moscow, Russia

What Stood Out?

Slava Zaitsevhad enough designs in his Fall/Winter collection to fulfill the designer requirement for at least a full year (or even more) worth of fashion week(s) display(s). There was color and lots of it, just because these two seasons are colder does not mean they have to be boring. We think that was the idea behind it all. Lots of layering going on and not just for the clothes but the shoes and the boots too. Different colors and patterns with each new showcase, the more elaborate the better. Fur, fur, fur!!! (Sorry PETA, we love you but it gets extremely cold in Russia), Opaque stockings, opaque gloves, matching summer-colored opaque stockings and gloves. Big fancy hats, the more flamboyant the better. Floral evening gowns, metallic evening gowns, you name it, you got it. Other trends included but were not limited to: The flapper look, prints, Scottish kilts, trench coats, top-hats, silver chains, beads, feathers, bows, scarves, blood-red lips, smoking-eye (okay now we’re out of breath) and this is all from just one designer’s showcase. Phew! We’ve selected our favorites (and they were many) which can be viewed below.

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Nadya Glaskova, Mariya Tsuman and Alla Belchenkova during the ContrFashion show,  the theme of this segment was very Alice-in-Wonderland meets the Snow-Queen. From Glaskova’s contrasting makeup theme (light eye-makeup versus dark lips) to match the black and white theme of the dresses in her show to the persistent color-blocking from Belchenkova’s displays. Other trends included : foot-less tights, opaque stockings and high buns.

Nadya Glaskova

Mariya Tsuman

Alla Belchenkova

Diktons had prints, sequins, mini skirts, wool sweaters and very slick hair trends. Etiem by Javier Canas still had summer in mind when designing with lots of color, lots of thin-fabric dresses, prints, strappy heel trends. Jota + Ge was quite festive, Caramelo had stunning LBDs that could!!!! And great stuff for men too, David & Aleksander think Lady Gaga Fashion and Lyudmila Norsoyan had trends that included: sideways pony tails, edgy makeup with lots of sheer burnt orange heavy on the dramatic-eye, scarf dresses, shawls as dresses, her use of this fashion accessory was very commendable.

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Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe

For more on MBFW-Russia please visit the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Russia’s Official Website

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April 13, 2011

The Best of China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2011 – Global Fashion

 

CFW A/W 2011

WHO: Chinese Fashion Designers

WHAT: China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2011

WHEN: March 23rd – March 31st 2011

WHERE: Beijing, China

From the traditional to the avant garde, from the family friendly styles to the bold fashion statements bursting with lively color and promise to the simply bizarre, we took it all in and after thorough fashion digestion and debate we have come to the conclusion that we loved the showcases by Bobaolon London – 2011 Global Fashion Arts Designing Contest of Academy Elite, Hosa Swimwear, Lan Yu, Cheng Hao, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology and Taiwan Shin Chien University Graduates Collection, and the Hampel Award China Young Fashion Design Contest.

Don’t forget to check out our CFW gallery/slideshow below and please leave comments, we love to read from you. 🙂

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Photo Credit: Feng Li/Getty Images AsiaPac

 

April 13, 2011

Street Style – Noemie Lenoir

Noemie Lenore

Noemie Lenore (boots detail)

WHO: Noemie Lenore

WHAT: Street Style

WHEN: March 2011

WHERE: Miami, Florida USA

Lenoir who was allegedly embroiled in a real-life (suicide or no suicide) drama a little less than a year ago looks the picture of good health and style in these street style photos, taken as the supermodel was about to embark on a journey away from the US where she had reportedly been staying since last year’s incident. We are happy to see her hale and hearty and wish her continued health and success in all her endeavours.

Fashionwidget Verdict: A

Photo Credit: Pacificcoastnews.com

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Wedge ankle boot with buckle detail

 

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