Ruban

Ruban is a Russian fashion brand established in 2010 by two sisters Alice and Julia Ruban. Even though the brand is relatively new, the two sisters have more than enough experience in the fashion industry.

They play around with materials and shapes and so are born some of the most breath-taking pieces that you would want to pass on to your daughter.Their garments can be described as classical with a modern twist but most importantly they are comfortable.  As we all know comfort is something that every girl dreams of these days.

Ruban has positioned itself in the luxury fashion category, which mean that everything that the brand makes will be high quality and last you forever.

For more information and pictures, go here.
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P.S. None of the pictures/photos are mine unless stated 

Anastassia

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Aleksander Siradekian

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Aleksander Siradekian is a Russian shoe designer. He makes the most elegant, sexy and eye-catching shoes. His shoes are every high heel loving girls dream.

Loved by Russian fashion crowed he has gained recognition outside his home country. His shoes can be purchased in Paris, London, Florence and other major cities. Even though the brand is relatively new and small it is well known in the social media stratosphere.

His footwear take us back to the times when women shoes were beautiful and worth admiration. When they made girls legs look longer and sleeker instead of chunky and massive, which sadly seem to be the main shoe trends these days. While quite simple in design he adds little quirky details that make his shoes stand out. Aleksander has been called the Russian Louboutin which for a shoe designer must be a high form of flattery. Let us not compare the two talented designers but instead enjoy Aleksander Siradekians Cinderella worthy shoes.

Check out his Instagram which is basically a online shoe heaven.

 

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P.S. None of the pictures/photos are mine unless stated 

Anastassia

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Nikolay Biryukov

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Nikolay Biryukov is a Russian born photographer who is currently based in London.

He has worked with different magazines like Elle, Wonderland, Interview, SNC, L’Officiel and many others. I actually discovered him while reading SNC.

His style is very recognizable – clean and crisp.

All the details in his pictures are sharp and in focus. The way Nikolay tells a fashion story is quite unique and therefore it is easy to remember him and identify his images.

For more info check out his website.

Here are some of the pictures by Nikolay Biryukov that I am currently obsessed with.

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P.S. None of the pictures/photos are mine unless stated 

Anastassia

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Alexey Kallima


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It’s February and as promised I’m back with more creative people.

Alexey Kallima is a Moscow based artist who was born in Chechnya.

His work touches upon different topics like consumerism, immigrants and the perception of the Chechen Republic. He focuses on topics that are currently relevant in Russian culture.

Chechnya is perhaps the topic closest to Alexey Kallimas heart, since he is originally from there. He shines a new light on Chechens and our perception of them. He doesn’t focus that much on the negative and shows them in a more human way than most people are used to seeing the Chechen nation (because of the media coverage in the 00’s).

In his work he uses different techniques from painting to digitally manipulating images. Alexey portrays the world that surrounds him. His paintings are quite simple but therefore very realistic. With his work he manages to show a story in a way that the majority of audience will be able to interpret the meaning behind it, which in my opinion defines him as a great artist.

 

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P.S. None of the pictures/photos are mine unless stated 

Anastassia

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Walk of Shame

 

Walk of Shame is the cool and edgy brand that Russian fashion scene so desperately needed. Founded in 2010 by Andrey Artyomov, who previously worked as a fashion editor at Russian L’Officiel, Russian Tatler and then briefly at Russian Dazed and Confused(before it was closed down). Walk of Shame has quickly become the go to brand of Moscow skateboarders and it girls like Miroslava Duma, Elena Perminova and Ksenia Sobchak.

Walk of Shame clothes are meant for the girls who love a good night out, who probably will be dancing on a bar table at 3am and who most likely will me doing the “walk of shame” the next morning but no matter what, they will look great.

The brand creates edgy but easy to wear clothes that can be worn on different occasions, but perhaps the main idea of their collections is that don’t take yourself too seriously, just have fun.

Their almost see through dresses are something that probably every girl needs to stand out at a party but still feel comfortable.

This fashion brand has no website but they are active on social media, which explains their popularity in this digital age.  Because of their social media, they are now available at Opening Ceremony, which is a massive recognition for a Russian label, well any label for that matter.

For more check Walk of Shame Facebook and Instagram

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P.S. None of the pictures/photos/videos are mine unless stated 

Anastassia

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Slava Filippov

Slava Filippov is a talented Russian photographer who not only works in fashion and beauty, but does commercial work and still manages to find time for his own projects.

His portraits deserve a special attention. He manages to keep them very clear and sharp and the way he uses light to manipulate the depth of his photos is truly impeccable.

He doesn’t use a lot of props for his work which makes his photos look perhaps a bit minimalistic compared to some photographers, but never the less he is very talented and we will definitely see more of his photography.

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Check out more of his work here

P.S. None of the pictures/photos are mine unless stated 

Anastassia

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