In the Russian capital as part of the exhibition “House of Models. Image Industry” The Museum of Moscow and Trend Island department store will hold a series of events “Rethinking Fashion”. Theater and film costume designers, fashion editors, restorers and fashion researchers will examine the modern Russian industry from the point of view of representing the fashion trends and design of the Soviet era.
The first lecture "Fashion by patterns: the experience of costume reconstruction" will be held on March 31. Reenactors of exhibits for the exhibition “House of Models. Industry of Images” and the founders of the design group SAMO Maria Orlova and Andrey Skatkov will talk about the experience of recreating clothing models from patterns from magazines and the general phenomenon of Soviet glossy magazines – the publications of the All-Union House of Clothing Models “Fashion Magazine” and “Sewing Itself”.
The next lecture on April 18 will be held by journalist and fashion editor Olga Mikhailovskaya. She will talk about the post-Soviet school of fashion journalism that has been developing in Russia since 1991.
Two discussions are also planned as part of the program: on April 13, costume designers will talk about their experience in recreating Soviet images for modern theater productions and films. This block will end on May 18 with a public talk where The Blueprint editor Anastasia Sotnik, together with the authors of the leading fashion telegram channels, will discuss how fashion journalism in Russia has changed with the growing popularity of new media.
Admission to all Rethinking Fashion events is free with advance registration, seating is limited. Details about speakers and topics can be found on the website of the Museum of Moscow and on the social networks of the Trend Island department store.
Venue: Museum of Moscow, space of the lecture hall at the exhibition “House of Models. Industry of images”, Zubovsky Boulevard, 2.