Russian fashion designers present their new political-minded collections on a Moscow catwalk. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Young Russian designers entertained guests at a special fashion show in Moscow on Wednesday (June 3) with a wild mixture of kokoshniks, respirators and Russian President Vladimir Putin-inspired patterns. The fashion show was held at the New Manege exhibition hall, located at the heart of the capital, just across the street from the Kremlin and near the Russian parliament. One of the collections featured was entitled 'Pravda' (Truth) and based on a series of political paintings that were also put on display for the fashion show. Models sashayed along the catwalk wearing pieces that had a decidedly patriotic twist, including a T-shirt representing Vladimir Putin as a builder that was constructing the country brick by brick. Other pieces in the series ranged from depictions of American president Barack Obama holding a boomerang in the colours of the U.S. flag, as well as piranhas with U.S. flag colours in a blender that bore the colours of the Russian flag. The same images that were placed on display could then be seen on T-shirts and dresses worn by models on the catwalk. Designers at the fashion show said they found inspiration for their collections from current international affairs.