It was the second part of Kazakhstan Fashion Week, coming hot off the heels of yesterday’s shows by young designers from Almaty and beyond - a much more subdued and casual collection of looks than yesterday, but still a beautiful show of just how much talent the former Soviet republic holds.
As you can guess from the brand’s name, the Almaty-based Zharuma Cashmere presented a collection of beautifully-woven garments from cashmere for both men and women - womenswear being represented with traditional headdresses and headscarves, and men showing off a more streetwear-themed design, with soft hoodies and pullovers coupled with comfy shorts and trousers.
The brand from Aktobe in Kazakhstan, MakhaAim, was next up - showing us a beautiful collection of long, flowing dresses and silken garments, bringing to mind the sweltering desert climate and mixing it up with fabulous segments of shimmering fabric to make the traditional cut of their dresses look very modern.
The final part of the Kazakhstan segment of the day was presented by AYZA (which stands for the designer’s name - Ayza Kamaldinova), which offered the visitors a true asiatic feast for the eyes - dresses of black and gold, kaftans and monochrome jackets, all in a soft, burgundy/tan palette.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina