Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia kicked off October 21 this year in Moscow. We saw looks ranging from organic colors like olive green to fantastic reds. Some of our favorites included Slava Zaitsev, Atelier B by Gala B, Yulia Nikolaeva, Artem Shumov, OTOCYON, and Saint-Tokyo.

At the Slava Zaitsev show, looks were composed in tradition with some unorthodox flair. Looks for both men and women were filled with royal reds, blues, and jeweled-colored coats, jackets, and dresses. Elaborate and colorful paisley, floral, polka dot, and checkered patterns showered the whole show.

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Pieces from the Atelier B by Gala B show were made in shocking reds and blacks with sequins and lace as well as the ruffles that we have been seeing everywhere this season. There were many notable pieces, including a feather clad skirt adorned with a transparent lace top.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - OCTOBER 21: A model walks the runway at the Atelier B by Gala B fashion show during day one of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia S/S 2018 at Manege on October 21, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Artefact)

Yulia Nikolaeva’s show included minimal pieces, very ready to wear. The neutral tones seen throughout the show are best summarized through the repeated use of the large dotted baby blue, earthy brown and soft gray patterned fabric. Splashes of metallic lining are seen on the insides of jackets, adorned with shirts printed with simple drawings.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - OCTOBER 22: A model walks the runway at the YULIA NIKOLAEVA fashion show during day two of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia S/S 2018 at Manege on October 22, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Artefact)

The asymmetrical cuts at the Saint-Tokyo show were almost as different in juxtaposition as the pattern. All of this somehow comes together to create a coherent image. There was a huge play on directional line, changing from horizontal to vertical, it’s hard to look away.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - OCTOBER 22: A model walks the runway at the SAINT-TOKYO fashion show during day two of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia S/S 2018 at Manege on October 22, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Artefact)

Artem Shumov’s show displayed simple silhouettes with his signature fashions, including the bright socks with sandals, asian inspired shirt designs, and jacket motifs. Many of the looks incorporating a looser silhouette and employing the use of the popular nylon clip belts across the chest.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - OCTOBER 22: A model walks the runway at the Artem Shumov fashion show during day two of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia S/S 2018 at Manege on October 22, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Artefact)

OTOCYON’s show really emphasized their central theme: flowers. Nearly each look was adorned with a bright blooming flower and long stem. Whether it be held by the model or tucked into the tie belt, each one created an emphasis to their respective looks, which highlighted the colors of the saturated socks, the flounces on the shirts, and the drape of the dresses and skirts.

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