Russian style fashion

Russian style of dress by Christian Lacroix

Russian style fashion by Christian Lacroix

Russian style fashion, known as a la Rus is characterized by excessive, wealth parading luxury in detail. Despite the fact that in the XX century there was an end of the Russian Empire, Russian style conquered Europe. The first burst of fashion for everything Russian occurred after the collection “Kazan” of the leading French fashion designer of the early 20th century Parisian couturier Paul Poiret (20 April 1879 – 30 April 1944). Poiret admired Russian folk costumes – sarafans, shawls, scarves, and successfully embodied in his collection innovative features of Russian style.

Russian queen, the work of the designer Nadezhda Madaminova. Evening ensemble a la rus, made in the Russian style combined with a modern vision of the suit

Russian queen, the work of the designer Nadezhda Madaminova. Evening ensemble a la rus, made in the Russian style combined with a modern vision of the suit

Also a great influence on the formation of fashion a la Rus had a tour of Sergei Diaghilev’s ballet “Russian Seasons”. In addition, during the revolutionary years, a mass emigration from Russia, and among the emigrants were many aristocrats who began working abroad as mannequins and models have raised the profession to a higher level. Russian style in fashion – made of sheepskin coats, tunics, long layered skirt, straight wide blouse with embroidery and blouses, scarves, shawls, fur hats, patterns in the style of Gzhel and Khokhloma, a lot of applications and embroideries. Style a la Rus is characterized by excessive, parading wealth and luxury in detail.

Russian style of dress from the designer Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar

Russian style of dress from the designer Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar

Common features of the style a la Rus:
1. Skirts and dresses in the style a la Rus should be the length of the midi, maxi and super-maxi; necessarily flared from the waist or hips, or – cut in the form of a bell, but not skin-tight.

2. Hats and scarves. Perhaps the most characteristic of the style a la Rus is a headdress – kokoshnik. Kokoshnik is the most used by the designers, creating an image in Russian and pseudo-Russian style. But it also may be a variety of patterned scarves (like Pavlovoposadsk), light kerchief, turbans or hats with earflaps.

Russian style in clothes from Julia Latushkina

Russian style in clothes from Julia Latushkina

Russian style of dress from the designer Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar

Russian style of dress from the designer Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar

Collection in the style Russian style fashion from designer Lena Hoschek

Collection in the style a la Rus from designer Lena Hoschek

Russian style fashion headgear by Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar

A la Rus headgear by Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar

Russian style fashion headgear by Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar

A la Rus headgear by Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar

Ulyana Sergeenko in Russian style fashion

Ulyana Sergeenko in a headgear a la Rus

Russian style in clothes from Julia Latushkina

Russian style in clothes from Julia Latushkina

Russian style of dress from Tamar Dobrolyubova

Russian style of dress from Tamar Dobrolyubova

Russian style of dress from Tamar Dobrolyubova

Russian style of dress from Tamar Dobrolyubova

Russian style of dress from Tamar Dobrolyubova

Russian style of dress from Tamar Dobrolyubova

Style a la Rus in the Ralph Lauren collection autumn-winter 2013-2014

Style a la Rus in the Ralph Lauren collection autumn-winter 2013-2014

3. A la Rus style – Velvet, satin, velvet accents and accessories. Satin slippers and boots with high heels, coats, belts, bags, wallets made of velvet, etc.

Collection in the style a la Rus from designer Lena Hoschek

Collection in the style a la Rus from designer Lena Hoschek

Collection in the style a la Rus from designer Lena Hoschekweek

Collection in the style a la Rus from designer Lena Hoschekweek

D&G collection, Fall Winter 2008, Ready-to-Wear

D&G collection, Fall Winter 2008, Ready-to-Wear

Leather embroidered boots 'Wild Strawberries'

Leather embroidered boots ‘Wild Strawberries’

4. Footwear: high-boots, shoes, boots, our ancestors especially loved the colors – red and gold (as domes of Russian churches) go perfectly with clothes in the style a la Rus.

Evening Bag 'Rowan' in the style a la rus, embroidered with beads

Evening Bag ‘Rowan’ in the style a la rus, embroidered with beads

Evening Bag in the Russian style fashion, embroidered with beads

Evening Bag in the style a la rus, embroidered with beads

Evening Bag 'Rowan' Russian style fashion, embroidered with beads

Evening Bag ‘Rowan’ in the style a la rus, embroidered with beads

5. Bag – shaped like basket or traditional tuesok; bead, velvet, satin, embroidered – using the classic Russian-style floral pattern of Pavlovo-posadsk handkerchief or crafts.

Russian Rock 'n' Roll, Winter 2013/2014 collection, traditional Russian style, designer Lena Hoschek at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Russian Rock ‘n’ Roll, Winter 2013/2014 collection, Russian style fashion, designer Lena Hoschek at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Russian Rock 'n' Roll, Winter 2013/2014 collection, traditional Russian style, designer Lena Hoschek at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Russian Rock ‘n’ Roll, Winter 2013/2014 collection, traditional Russian style, designer Lena Hoschek at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Collection with Gzhel motifs from Valentino, Fall-Winter 2013-2014 Ready-to-Wear

Collection with Gzhel motifs from Valentino, Fall-Winter 2013-2014 Ready-to-Wear

Collection with Gzhel motifs from Valentino, Fall-Winter 2013-2014 Ready-to-Wear

Collection with Gzhel motifs from Valentino, Fall-Winter 2013-2014 Ready-to-Wear

Kokoshnik has always been a symbol of the Russian style of dress

Kokoshnik has always been a symbol of the Russian style of dress

Russian style

Russian style fashion