Saturday afternoon saw the Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days
show take to the catwalk at Freemasons Hall
, showcasing designers Anna K, Krasilnikova, Lara Quint, Lera Leshchova, Paskal and Yasya Minochkina.First to the catwalk was Anna K who seemed to be channeling the 90s with plenty of indigo denim, whether it was a wide-legged denim jumpsuit or strips of denim hanging off slogan tees. These tees had captions like "Do you want to talk to my agent?" and were either teamed with denim hot pants or dressing-gown style jackets, giving it a slightly grunge feel.
Next up was Lara Quint whose collection was a sleek, chic, feminine affair. Muted monochrome and camel were the colours of choice with flashes of blood red ending the collection. The tailoring was ladylike, with elegant boucle coats, voluminous sleeves, sheer tops and structured corseted gowns and tops all making an appearance.
Following this was Paskal who showcased a series of striking cage-style designs. Bold black, white and fuschia outfits were overlayed with intricate, lazer-cut cage style draping, making it a vibrant, precise and modern collection.
Next up was Lara Leshchova whose collection featured chic, body-hugging grey dresses with small side cut-outs. The sexy wool grey shift dresses were teamed with boxy mini-bags and also had some origami-style grey knitted arms, giving them even more interest.
Following this was Krasilnikova whose use of laser-cut leather, faux fur and sheer knits made for a very feminine, sexy collection. Amongst the simple tones of charcoal, grey and beige were rich burgundy colours, either in bristling jumpers or leather laser-cut dresses and skirts. All outfits were teamed with fantastic, futuristic-style cage shoes, adding a fabulously touch edge.
Finally, the show closed with the sports-inspired collection of Yasya Minochkina filled with vibrant greens, patent croc-effect skirts and varying textures. There were slight 90s elements to the collection also, with an A-line monochrome mesh coat and a black turtle neck dress making an appearance.