Aurora Fashion Week Russia, Fall-Winter 2013


The seventh season of AURORA FASHION WEEK Russia will take place from April 15 till April 21, 2013. 

This season AURORA FASHION WEEK Russia FW 2013 will take place in the Russian Academy of Fine Arts Museum, which is an 18th century heritage asset with a unique art collection. The shows of the new designers participating in the seventh season of AURORA FASHION WEEK Russia will take place in Titian and Raphael halls that will host a high-profile event for the very first time.

Traditionally, Saint Petersburg designers’ shows will be an integral part of the seventh AURORA FASHION WEEK Russia season. This time Tanya Kotegova, Tatyana Parfionova, Pirosmani by Jenya Malygina, Leonid Alexeev, Igor Gulyaev, Ianis Chamalidy, Bondarev, Lilia Kisselenko, Stas Lopatkin, Razgulyaev Blagonravova and many other will present their collections. New names will be introduced as well, such as Sanan Gasanov, Liza Odinokikh, Leonid Titow. Another designers to show their collections in the Russian Academy of Fine Arts are Igor Chapurin and Ukrainian brand Andreeva. The latter will show its collection for the first time ever. British brand Marques’ Almeida and Italian Gaetano Navarra. will also present their collections. During the Fashion week the presentation of Homo Consommatus, a brand that made its debut at the AFWR two seasons ago, will also take place. Osome2some, a designer duet, will present its collection during AFWR as well.

All fashion shows, presentations and interviews with designers and industry professionals will be available online live. The official partner of AURORA FASHION WEEK Russia is a video-sharing website YouTube. All fashion shows will be broadcast live at the AFWR website, AFWR YouTube channel, VK fan page and leading Internet media.

The seventh season of AURORA FASHION WEEK Russia will also host many off-podium projects. Traditionally, the educational program will be presented by FASHIONOMICA conference. It will include the lectures of the fashion industry leaders on the urgent issues and will be a way to synchronize local experience with the successful examples from international practice.

As a part of the collaboration with AFWR The National Library of Russia will present an exhibition “Love affair with fashion. Dandyism.” dedicated to the sociocultural phenomenon relevant during the past three centuries.

Louis Vuitton boutique and Harper’s Bazaar will present Natalia Alaverdyan’s “Time travel” photo project. This exhibition will take place during the Fashion week and the guests will have an opportunity to see the photos with signature pieces from the past Louis Vuitton collections. Milan party “Punks Wear Prada” that will take place in Buddha Bar is going to be one of the most important events of the week, organized by Dolce&Gabbana PR-manager, DJ and blogger Natasha Slater.

This season a traditional project “Bookshelf” will also take place. During this project Saint Petersburg bookstores will have special offers and discounts on fashion and design literature for their customers.

AURORA FASHION WEEK Russia is a federal art and fashion industry project under the auspices of Saint Petersburg City Administration, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and foreign consulates.

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