On Wednesday night, DEPESHA and Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York hosted the Russian Fashion Industry Presentation and Reception, featuring original works from a canon of modern Russian designers: Irina Shaposhnikova, Aleksandr Khrisanfov, Serguei Teplov,Dmitry Loginov ARSENICUM, Tegin, BEssARION, Sergey Polyakov and Viva Vox.
Among the attending guests were Hon. Mr. Igor Leonidovich Golubovsky Consul-General of the Russian Federation in New York, Mrs. Irina Churkina spouse of the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, Hon. Mrs. Raushan Yesbulatova Consul-General of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Stephan Rabimov DEPESHA’s publisher and editor-in-chief, as well as Russian designers Irina Shaposhnikova and Serguei Teplov, stylist Natalia Sych, photographer Natalie Arefieva, American figure skater Johnny Weir, The Real Housewives of New York City’s Alex McCord, New York City Ballet principal dancers Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky.
“Something really special is happening in Russian fashion nowadays. The industry is currently experiencing amazing creative and commercial success domestically. If this momentum keeps up, if the Russian fashion wave is supported, it could potentially engulf the world of fashion in the way that Belgian and Japanese designers transformed it at the turn of this century. Russia could be the next fashion hothouse!,” said Stephan Rabimov, DEPESHA founder and editor-in-chief.
Over 350 guests attended the Russian Fashion Industry Presentation that also featured original and provocative works by the leading Russian photographers Danil Golovkin, Natalie Arefieva, and Dmitry Zhuravlev.
(Above – Front row: Tegin, Irina Shaposhnikova, Dmitry Loginov Arsenicum, Tegin, Headpiece by Sergey Polyakov.
Back row: Aleksandr Khrisanfov, Serguei Teplov, Bessarion. Photography: Kris Connor / Getty Images)