From 16 to 23 October, Doha Fire Station will present an exhibition by internationally-acclaimed fashion designers, titled ‘Russian Seasons’, celebrating contemporary Russian fashion design and craftsmanship.
As part of 2018 Qatar-Russia Year of Culture, a programme developed by Qatar Museums, the ‘Russian Seasons’ in Doha is the next step in cultural collaboration between two cultures.
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 – Krestetskaya strochka.
The exhibition will open its doors for a VIP reception on 15 October to showcase the full collection through a fashion show.
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. She is also known for her interpretations of the traditional Russian costumes.
Tatyana’s garment collections can be found at 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 the trendsetters of the modern time.
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 can be seen on the most influential celebrities from around the world, including Leandra Medine, Veronika Heilbrunner, Natasha Goldenberg, Elle Fanning, Giovanna Battaglia and many others.
Especially for the Russian Seasons event in Qatar, Vika Gazinskaya will present a retrospective exhibition with reconceptualised archive items from the previous collections.
Guests will have an opportunity to see rare samples of an authentic folk craft – Krestetskaya strochka – 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 in Doha.
Project curator – Frol Burimsky.
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