A fresh and energetic start to the shows was presented by the collective show by the students of Moscow’s HSE Art and Design School, and titled H.A.R.D 004. Youth Forever (this being their fourth collective showcase).
While an avant-garde remix of Lady gaga, Mujuice and young Russian singer Grechka set the aural stage for this young and conceptual collection, the MBFW visitors were treated to, a show of great talent and promise by the students of the HSE School.
First, deconstructed capes and ponchos made of recycled fabrics filled the runway, then oversized trenchcoats and tulle capes with the collection’s name emblazoned in bold lettering, then even more deconstructed garments, with long tendrils of fabric flowing behind the models. A lot of what was shown could still be classified as modernist streetwear, but with a definite avant-garde feel to it.
Looking forward by using brave cuts and fresh combinations of fabrics (for example, traditional silk dresses with clear plastic jackets) yet also having a certain malaise for the past, represented by the amount of recycled parts and stretched-out vintage pullovers - that was the theme of the show, it seems. An eclectic and vibrant show of what’s ahead for Russian fashion by the HSE students.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina