Fashion Weeks happen all over the world, but we mostly just pay attention to the big four — New York, London, Paris and Milan (and maybe a few others like Australia and Copenhagen in between). Now did you know there was a Russia Fashion Week (and it’s been going on for 15 years)? Neither did I. But with street style stars like Miroslava Duma and Elena Perminova becoming household names and designers like Ulyana Sergeenko and Vika Gazinskaya on the rise…it’s time we take notice of the fashion happening in Russia.
With fashion month starting this week, I thought it was appropriate to discuss the one thing that brings all fashion week street style together — statement pieces. It’s rare to come across an image from this fashion-filled month that doesn’t have at least one stand out item so why not talk about it?
Speaking of fashion week, I wanted to take this opportunity to pull an Amanda Bynes on you (it’s not what you think — I have a decent driving record and I don’t plan on wearing a wig any time in the near future), I’m taking an early retirement from fashion…
When you think of overalls, 1 of 2 things probably come to mind…farmer and/or 90s, right? I mostly think of the 90s, because I freakin loved these things and I still miss my white overalls with stars on them from age 7.
Basically where I’m getting at is…I really wanted an excuse to use this picture.
I’ve always been intrigued by former Harper’s Bazaar Russia editor Miroslava Duma. I’ve seen her street style photos all over the internet, mostly in the past year or so. But after seeing her in person a few times outside Lincoln Center for the Spring ’12 shows, my obsession was taken to another level. Not only is she stunning but her style just keeps getting better and better. Plus I told her I love her dress (in the orange number below) and she was really sweet about it…she just seems really appreciative of people liking her style, which I think is awesome.
Miroslava is not afraid to take a risk, and she definitely loves color. My kind of girl!