The BRICS+ Fashion Summit, held in Moscow this month, serves as an essential platform to demonstrate the intersection of fashion, culture, and business across various parts of the world. The summit provides a global stage for emerging designers from different countries to present their work. It shares and projects their creativity globally, enabling a vast audience to appreciate and capture the essence of diverse global fashion trends. The summit acts as a catalyst for future collaborations, idea exchanges, and development in the fashion industry across the world. It also addresses aspects of sustainability and transformation within fashion, influencing the global discourse around these essential issues.
Now, let’s discuss the striking trends exhibited at the BRICS+ Fashion Summit:
Playing with the Future
Turkey-based fashion designer Arzu Kaprol catered to futuristic concepts in the collection she ramped up at the BRICS+ Fashion Summit. Her designs showcased a playful blend of architectural shapes and experimental models and materials. Highlighting predominantly leather garments, her creations were crafted to accentuate feminine grace.
Revisit to Femininity
Argentine-Belgian designer Juan Hernandez Daels and his brand SADAELS utilized the summit as a platform to endorse the bold, feminine trends of the 2000s that are now witnessing a revival. The collection showcased body-hugging dresses, subtle macramé tops, trousers with hip cutouts, minimalistic skirts, and backless blouses.
Modern Take on Classic Silhouettes
Renowned for winning numerous prestigious competitions, including China’s best womenswear designer, Chen Yu showcased a collection specially designed for the BRICS+ Fashion Summit. The CHNNYU collection leaned towards classic silhouettes but revitalized them with modern elements like trendy colours, prints, and textures. The lineup featured oversized puffer coats, vintage-style wide-leg jeans, and weathered denim jackets. These rugged materials and oversized designs harmonised perfectly with feminine dresses and light tops featuring romantic sky prints.
The Ethiopian designer Kunjina Tesfaye’s collection was an ode to asymmetry and architectural designs. Her collection gravitated towards pastel shades and included belted suits, off-the-shoulder dresses, and elegant jumpsuits in different textures, all rendered in sand hues.
Eco-friendly Fashion and Grunge
A proponent of sustainable consumption and eco-friendly fashion, Indonesian designer Aldrie Indrayana focused on upcycling in her work. She reshaped second-hand items, provided by customers, giving them a new lease on life. Her collection exhibited at the BRICS+ Fashion Summit reflected grunge aesthetics and trending gloom, with plentiful dark shades, grim humour, and gothic references.
Egyptian brand Hany El Behairy Haute Couture, known for creating the most expensive wedding dress in Egyptian history, presented a breathtakingly detailed collection in Moscow. Models showcased dresses intricately embroidered with crystals and feathers, capturing the audience’s attention with intricate details.
South African designer David Tlale brought his vibrant new collection to Moscow, which incorporated both casual and evening attire. His creations were adorned with flamboyant prints, capturing attention through multilayers, complex cuts, and extraordinary proportions.