Among the guests of the party, there were the following Russian show business stars, theater actors and sportspersons: Elena Temnikova, a singer, TV and radio presenter, designer; Aleksandra Patskevich, a Russian synchronous swimmer, Olympic champion, 11-time world champion and two-time European champion; Sergey Ashikhmin, a soloist of Yin-Yan Group; Irina Iovovich, a model, TV presenter; Maria Izilova, a fashion blogger; Anastasiya Meskova, the first soloist of Bolshoy Theater, actress, star of Sladkaya Zhizn TV serial on TNT, and many others. The host of the party was the charming Elena Kuletskaya.
The finale of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia was opened by a gala show of the World Fashion Trends SS16 collections based on the line-ups of clothes and accessories of the international brands represented in Kuntsevo Plaza. Anna Nebrenchina, Art Director of the gala show, chose the images being guided by the world trends of the season “Spring-Summer 2016”. In the collection consisting of 32 looks, a special place is taken currently popular dresses of various textures and shades suitable for any reason: silk dresses – for terrace parties, shirt-cut dresses – for office work, jeans dresses – for days off out-of-doors, white dresses – for solemn occasions, slipdresses – for special encounters. Special attention is also paid to trouser suits – it is straight flour-skimming trousers, and 7/8 skinny trousers, as well as currently popular joggers and culotte trousers. The colour palette combined all shades of ripe fruit, among the prints, there are many floral ornaments suited to every fancy, and, certainly, stripes – sea and rainbow. In the stylist’s opinion, the obligatory must have of this summer will be an asymmetric zip jacket. Anna Nebrenchina did not leave the sports chic trend out in the cold, either.This stylish and comfortable image highly appreciated by genuine fashionmongers, can be excellently combined with the currently popular sneakers. Вгала-показепринялиучастиетакиебренды, Such brands as Michael Kors, Gerard Darel, Sandro, Maje, Weekend by MaxMara, Max&Co, Pinko, Tommy Hilfiger, Stefanel, Cop.Copine, Bruuns Bazaar took part in the gala show.
A special atmosphere was created by an exposition of photos “Russian Ballet. Russian Design” dedicated to symbiosis of fashion and ballet. Between the shows in Korzina art space, a ceremony of the official opening of the unique exposition of 26 photos of Octavia Colt was held. The first dancers and soloists of the State Academic Bolshoy Theatre, Musical Theatre named after Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko, Mikhailovsky Theatre and other Russian ballet companies are depicted wearing dresses from the latest collections of the leading Russian couturiers – Igor Gulyaev, Alena Ahmadulina, Alexander Arutyunov, Uliana Sergienko and many others. The three-dimensionality to the photo exposition is given by the designer attires presented on the mannequins. The opening of the exposition was beautified by the performance of the ballet dancers. Alexandra Kirshina, the first dancer of Ballet Moscow, who took part in the photo session for the exhibition wearing a dress from Vesssna Wedding, and Mikhail Kirshin, the leading dancer of Ballet Moscow, did pas seuls from the ballets of P. I. Chaikovsky – the adagio from The Nutcracker and the waltz from the Sleeping Beauty. The guests of the official opening of the photo exhibitions became the following soloists of the ballet company of Bolshoy Theater Kristina Kretova, Anna Tikhomirova, Anastasiys Meskova, Igor Tsvirko (starring in Bolshoy Ballet show in Rossiya-K Channel) and the leading dancer Artem Ovcharenko; Oksana Kardash and Erika Mikirticheva, the first dancers of Musical Theatre named after Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko, as well as Valeriya Mukhanova, the leading soloist; Alexandra Timofeeva, the first dancer of The Kremlin Ballet Theater. The exhibition was sponsored by Kuntsevo Plaza Multi-Purpose Complex jointly with Ballet Insider, an online magazine, within the framework of the 32nd season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, and will be held from March 16 to April 2.
The pinnacle event of the night became the exclusive show of SENSE 9.0 collection of designer Igor Chapurin and his CHAPURIN Fashion House of the season “Fall-Winter 2016/2017”. The collection was based on the feelings and emotions caused by the epoch of the 1990s. Mixing of various styles, grunge and punk esthetics got along in that period with the minimalism and cult of the human body, which became the object of the keen interest of the designers. In his delicate manner, Igor Chapurin interprets the trends of the end of the last century in the spirit of the modern fashion. The SENSE 9.0 collection unites femininity and brutality, gentle lines and coarse texture, bohemian splendor and sport couture. In his new work, the designer experiments with the silk and tweed textures, works with author’s prints in the Oriental style, introduces to the collection style elements of the new urbanistic culture, but at the same time he remains committed to his love for exquisite dresses emphasizing the woman’s beauty.
Kuntsevo Plaza in the status of an official partner of the closing ceremony of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia through the duration of all days of the Fashion Week – from March 11 to March 16, 2016 – provided live feed of the fashion shows from Manezh Central Exhibition Hall. At these days, all and any visitors of the multi-purpose complex could become a part of this wonderful show, watching what was going on at the podiums of Manezh, on a giant screen installed in the food court zone on the fourth floor.
Information partners of the Official Closing Ceremony of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia in Kuntsevo Plaza were as follows:
- MarieClaire magazine
- Woman’s day women’s magazine
- HELLO! Celebrities edition
- People Talk - a website of exclusive news of show business and the world of stars
- Post@-Magazine – an online magazine of the life quality
- Melon Rich – an art, fashion and beauty magazine
- website of TOPBEAUTY woman’s magazine
- Cosmo.ru website