The time of summer sales and vacations is coming to an end, stores are filling up with new collections, and Moscow is preparing for the opening of a new "fashion" season, the first launching event of which was the Chapeau exhibition, held from 18 to 21 August in Gostiny Dvor, which brought together the country's leading manufacturers of hats and accessories and buyers making pre-orders for retail. It is the high professionalism of exhibitors and visitors, the preservation of the traditions of industry development and the holding of creative and student competitions that make the Chapo exhibition so significant.
As one of the founders of the exhibition, Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Zaitsev traditionally opens it with a show of selected models from the collection of the past season. The Golden Age, a collection that made a splash in the fashion world, will undoubtedly become the standard of the highest artistic and craft skills for future generations of designers. It combined the traditions of haute couture, Russian national costume and classical elegance as the main stylistic principle of the Maestro's work.
The show consisted of more than forty female and male looks, revealing the business and evening lines of the collection.
Suits and coats in oriental jacquards, complemented by silk and guipure dresses and tunics, are the perfect example of how ethnic style can be transformed into the basis of the modern business woman's everyday wardrobe. Natural silk, wool, and cashmere from the world's best manufacturers, complemented by couture techniques for working with fabrics, decorated with gold embroidery, applique, beads and sequins, create a perfect image of the coming autumn in its sophistication.
Evening ensembles of black, gold and silver colors amaze with the variety and luxury of combined textures. Flowing guipure with sophisticated embroidery with sequins and rhinestones, brocade, taffeta, silk, lace are transformed by the hand of the master into graceful sculptural compositions. A gold sheath dress to the floor with a deep cut on the back, trimmed with gold lace petals in combination with a golden stylized kokoshnik, was called by the Western press the "Firebird" of Russian fashion.
In business menswear, along with the design and precise proportions, the fit, recognized as a masterpiece of the SlavZaitsev Fashion House tailors, deserves special attention, making a figure of any type slim and presentable at the same time.
Models: Agency Z'S Models
Show director: Ekaterina Romashkina
Casting manager: Ekaterina Panteleeva
Headwear: Lilya Gureeva (LiGureeva), Ekaterina Vologdina
Gold embroidery: Torzhok gold embroidery factory