Mercedes Benz Fashion Week RUSSIA
Moscow October 2019
A visual story by Gili Biegun
The MBFW Global Talents platform brought MBFW Russia to the next level joining forces with countries like Spain, Belgium and Germany to offering emerging designers the opportunity to present their collections on a major runway infront of the international press and the local fashion scene. On day 2 of MBFW Russia designers such as Alvaro Mars and Femme de Mars presented an edgy and avantguard collections.
Alvaro Mars is a Barcelona-based brand aiming to create emotions through design playing with volumes, materials and colour, seeing fashion as a form of art without taking it so seriously.
The avant-garde collection of luscious patterned fabrics, arranged into genderless silhouettes - little jackets and vests, one-piece suits with humongous sleeves hanging below the knees and multi-layered coats, all accompanied with elegant cotton hoods and full-face veils.
The BÁKHTIN breated in 2018 by designer Artem Bakhtin, who previously showed his first collection under the REBEL SCHOOL brand. A distinctive feature of the brand is the designer's inner experiences, rock culture, symbolic names and characters, and all those moments that shaped the designer as an individual and influenced society in various circumstances. Clothing is conceptual, with the addition in significant quantities of prints and drawings, collaborations with artists and iconic photographers. The philosophy of the brand - clothing is dialogue, the very dialogue through which the designer can communicate with the society, through the means of his clothes.
A regular at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. His creations are always guaranteed to provoke, intrigue and delight, especially for the younger guests of this event.
Inspired by his childhood in Russia in the 90's Bakhtin Created a fluid runway show.
Playing with patterning and design - dresses sporting a pattern from old movies or deconstructed to hang off the skirt by a zipper.
Femme de Mars
Femme de Mars tells the story of women aware of their power, no matter which culture or society they come from. They come from the planet which represents strength, courage, passion, energy, drive and determination. She is a fighter and lover at the same time. Her instinct seldom lets her down.