While in Paris for fashion week, Fashion IQ’s photographer caught a lot of our favorite Russian fashionistas wearing incredible outfits! Check out what they were wearing.
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Colored Patent Leather
The bright patent leather that fashionistas were wearing in Paris blew our minds away, particularly on Natasha Goldenberg. The stylist, designer, and mother of two was spotted in both a bright cherry-red coat and a deep-green python skirt by Miu Miu. Of course she didn’t wear them at the same time… On the contrary, the style icon paired her patent items with duller colors and textures. The perfect way to balance the look.
Black Leather Jackets
Not just the loud and colorful came in leather this season— in Paris we saw black leather jackets too. Although Tanya Dziahileva showed up for Louis Vuitton in black patent leather (which we did love), we were more drawn to the biker jacket that Evelina Khromtchenko wore. In this case less was more, especially the way she styled the ensemble with a soft colored, feminine skirt (just the right mixture of rebel & glamour.)
Pretty in Pink
There was a lot of pink street style this fall, but our favorite look had to by Daria Shapovalova. The pink shag-coat by Anna October met all the expectations of our inner 5-year-old princess selves, glitter and all. Should we ever get the opportunity to wear this coat, we don’t know if we will be able to stop ourselves from twirling.
Joining Dasha in princess shades of pink was Natasha Zinko. Her bubblegum pink crocodile coat was eye-popping. And pairing it with her signature wide-leg denim made it even more amazing.
All that Glitters
Speaking of glitter (if we could mention Daria’s coat again we would)— there was definitely some sparkling going on in Paris. Elena Perminova wore a sequin Dior dress, and Masha Lopatova showed up in a glittery midi-skirt (paired with a white tunic top and grey overcoat) that looked simply fabulous.
Many a Russian beauty is drawn to the oversized and billowy, but not Anya. Repeatedly Anya Ziourova showed up in the fitted, the tight, and the most feature-hugging ensembles on the Parisian streets. She definitely knows how to do sleek! Twice she wore a coat and buttoned it up completely (except the sleeves on her Céline coat) so that it appeared not to be outerwear, but an amazing form-fitting dress!
Natasha Goldenberg had her own take on the fitted jacket, preferring a traditional, peacoat-style piece. Her personal twist was to add a dose of color (in this case chartreuse) and pair it with traditional denim and sparkling accessories.
The browns that were so detested in the era of the glossy and puffy have made a return at the same moment. Mira Duma and Natasha Goldenberg both stepped out in deeply brown looks that were practically identical (brown sweaters & wide leg culottes.) Although there was a minimalistic appeal to it, we preferred Ksenia Sobchak & Anya Ziourova’s versions of the look. Anya Ziourova paired a Jason Wu ensemble of a fitted sweater and lovely wrap leather skirt, while Ksenia Sobchak stole the show by pairing Céline and Alexander Terekhov pieces that contrasted tan leather with sky blue hues— Making her look (by far) the most incredible!
You may be wondering why we included Chanel, and the answer is simple… if you are talking about Russian Beauties, it’s basically impossible not to mention the Parisian fashion house. And so the final bit of advice comes from the street style of Yana Rudkovskaya and Nata Yakim (who both wore bold Couture Chanel pieces.) Ultimately, fashion is about being timeless. And although all looks will eventually go out of style, if it’s a really good thing (like Chanel), it will always come back again.
Words by Lindsey Alexander.