Posted on October 12, 2018

An exhibition featuring creations by internationally acclaimed Russian fashion designers will be held at Doha Fire Station from October 16 to 23.

The event is part of Qatar-Russia 2018 Year of Culture programme developed by Qatar Museums to deepen understanding between nations through mutual exchanges in arts, culture, heritage and sport. Titled “Russian Seasons”, the exhibition, which is free to the public, will be a celebration of contemporary Russian fashion design and craftsmanship. Curated by Frol Burimsky, the event will showcase an exclusive demi-couture collection of Tatyana Parfionova, which has been created especially for the event, a full collection by Vika Gazinskaya showcasing the brand’s most complex and iconic pieces, and rare samples of the Russian authentic folk craft – Krestetskayastrochka.

Tatyana Parfionova is a well-known Russian fashion designer. In 1995 Tatyana established her own Fashion House, which became one of the symbols of Saint Petersburg, and now it is seen as a platform for her various artistic initiatives. Tatyana Parfionova’s personal impressions and preferences are reflected in her collections and works of art - a great love for nature with a large variety of colours, flora and fauna, which are depicted on the dresses, paintings, interior design items and other pieces. Interpretation of the traditional national costumes is also reflected in the collections of the Tatyana Parfionova Fashion House.

Artistic influence and love for nature formed a distinctive style of the designer. Her garments are in the collections of the Hermitage and the State Russian museum. She regularly collaborates with film industry and theatres, creating costumes for movies and stage performances. Vika Gazinskaya is an internationally acclaimed fashion designer, street-style icon and one of today’s trendsetters. She is well-known for voluminous structured designs, whimsical bright patterns, hand-stitched details and use of luxurious materials, sourced from suppliers in Italy and France. Her designs are worn by some of the most influential celebrities from around the world including Leandra Medine, Veronika Heilbrunner, Natasha Goldenberg, Elle Fanning, Giovanna Battaglia and many others.

For the event, Vika will present a retrospective with re-conceptualized archive items from the previous collections. Guests will also have an opportunity to see rare samples of authentic folk craft  Krestetskayastrochka – a material manifestation of the spiritual culture of the Russian people, which has been representing the Novgorodian land since 1860. For more than a hundred years, the masterly craftsmanship of this delicate embroidery has been passed down the generations, carefully maintaining its traditions while also looking for new methods. Several years ago, the old factory in Velikiy Novgorod which was known for producing famous embroidery was revived. Guests will have a chance to see this famous work during the event.

A VIP reception will be held on Monday during which a fashion show will be held to showcase the full collection on display will be showcased through a fashion show.

source: The Peninsula