The interested audience rushed to the final show of the sixth day of RFW from the show of Alena Akhmadullina, which was delayed for an hour and a half. The competition between the two main Fashion Weeks in Russia is not reflected in the visitors of the shows - the St. Bessarion was delayed for almost an hour, and everyone seemed to be in time.
Bessarion's spring / summer collection, it turns out, was inspired by horses. And not by equipment, as is often the case, but by the animals themselves. The allusion, of course, is rich: here you are both thoroughbred, and mysterious, and elegant - in general, the list can go on for a long time.
Photographer Alexander Azarov
Most of the collection was made up of dresses. Concentrated on the sculptural form, Bessarion always tries to focus on it - its diversity and numerous possibilities. Sewing a V-shaped dress for him is just boring. It is much more interesting and exciting to work with fabric as with clay, so that it takes the form of various geometric shapes. As a result, viewers could observe geometric pastel dresses, complicated by leather inserts made to emphasize graceful female forms. The length of the skirt is extreme: either feminine maxi or sexy mini. Attention was drawn to the elongated vests with a deep V-neck, intercepted at the waist with a thin leather strap. As a consequence of the concept, the models were wearing leather masks imitating a horse harness, and their hair was combed into an oval cocoon.
The show itself was also not quite ordinary, as always with Bessarion. Each time at the end of his show, the designer tries to build an installation that reflects, first of all, the very concept of the collection. This time, at the end of the show, three naked girls with black horse masks worn over their heads were waiting for the audience. The installation looked very solemn.