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Russian Fashion Week' 2009

The premier fashion showcase in Moscow, Russian Fashion Week, has launched its 18th season in the city. As the biggest fashion event in Eastern Europe, RFW will feature 50 collections of the best Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian designers along with some of the best names in French, Italian and Spanish fashion.

Russia’s most honored fashion designer, Slava Zaitsev, opened RFW with his haute couture collection dedicated to the 100-year anniversary of Dyagilev’s Seasons in Paris. Celebrated French designer Jean-Charles De Castelbajac also made his RFW debut on March 29th.

Russian Fashion Week is acknowledged as the fashion gateway to Russia and the most talented international fashion designers from around the globe continue to utilize the RFW runway as the entry point to the Russian marketplace. Designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Julien Macdonald, Jenny Packham, Francesco Smalto, Frankie Morello, La Perla and Baby Phat are just a few of the names that have enjoyed success with RFW.

The Russian Fashion Week schedule includes the most famous and edgy Russian and former Soviet Union designers: Arngoldt, Tatiana Parfionova, Julia Dalakian, Elena Souproun, BIRYUKOV, Poustovit, Cyrille Gassiline, Viva Vox, Xakama, Masha Sharoeva, Chistova&Endourova, TEGIN, Yulia Nikolaeva, MainAim, Personage, Liudmila Norsoian and many more. The international flavor will be added by Spanish designers Toni Francesc and Maria Lafuente as well as a host of the most prominent up-and-coming Italian designers.

Russian Fashion Week is acknowledged as the number 1 fashion event in Russian and all of Eastern Europe, attracting over 50,000 guests seasonally, accrediting over 1,000 journalists and buyers from Russia and abroad and receiving massive media coverage in all the leading editions. Russian Fashion Week’s shows reach millions via live broadcasting on Word Fashion Channel satellite television.

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