Runway belles stateside were nibbling on turkey and Special K last week, but Russian models were celebrating Russia’s new wave of wildly creative dress-ups in Milan. The world’s fashion pulse-takers, along with important Italian buyers and Italian distributors, stayed glued to the fourth edition of the Festival of Russian Fashion in Milan. This has become an exciting fashion tradition in Italy where emerging designers of the former Soviet Union show some formidable design talent. We ditched our drumsticks and caviar at checkout to eye some shoes.
OK, we can’t picture Anna Wintour wrapping her head in green cellophane but this dress in warm brown and pink calico easily merits global raves. The model wearing it was photographed at the Milan show while showcasing designs from the Aida Kaumenova collection. Stuart Weitzman’s design talent could go with this classic dress. We’re talking about the Stuart Weitzman Alex Swamp Crochet, which is a rope-wrapped wedge and crochet fabric, made in Spain.
Beauty queen Aida Yespica made a breathtaking appearance at the Milan event looking leatherly gorgeous. We cannot find any flaws with her hair style or t-shirt or anything else. Aida posing in these Milan surroundings, though, inspired us to check out the illustrious design label Amalfi by Rangoni. That’s a label that can lift her look from biker girl to boulevard royalty, especially the Amalfi by Rangoni Esse Black Nappa oxford shoe…quilted nappa leather, patent leather trim and fabric lacing.
Ludmilla Radchenko showed loving fans in Milan how Russia looks at after-hour clubs and cabarets—rocking with style and buckets of attitude. This deceptively simple black outfit is a rather gorgeous assortment of evening scarf and bejeweled dress on a very fit model-sized figure. In honor of Russia’s temps and winter climates elsewhere, though, we prefer to lend this outfit killer evening boots from the Cordani Shoes label . Check it out: the Cordani Nelly Black Suede platform ankle boot.