Students of the Polimoda Fashion School (Italy, Florence) and HSE Art and Design School (Russia, Moscow) participated in Traditional Russian Patterns Expedition. They attended the GzhelskijFarforovyjZavod (Gzhel Porcelain Factory) JSC, the KhokhlomskayaRospis (Khokhloma Painting) JSC awarded with the Badge of Honor Order, the TorzhokskieZolotoshvei (Gold Embroiderers of Torzhok) LLC, the OrenburgShal (Shawls of Orenburg) company, and the (ImperatorskyFarforovyjZavod Imperial Porcelain Factory) JSC.
Traditional Russian Patterns Expeditionis a joint project of the Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Russian Fashion Council and the Folk Arts and Crafts Development Foundation Rustrends. The project is intended to develop and support traditional folk arts and crafts. For student designers, getting familiar with traditional Russian craftwork technologies and immersing into the Russian history and culture, will become one of the sources of inspiration.
Inspired by the new experience and knowledge of the Russian history and culture, student designers will create a joint collection of clothes and interior design items. This collection will be presented at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia.
Moscow, Denis Manturov, Russia’s Minister of Industry and Trade, arrived to meet the participants of Traditional Russian Patterns Expedition. He also took a look at the sketches of craftwork objects created by student designers from Italy, who had spent some time mastering the traditional techniques used by Russian craftsmen.