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Foster + Partners design HQ for Russian copper firm RMK

Foster + Partners design HQ for Russian copper firm RMK

 

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Architecture practice Foster + Partners have unveiled designs for the new headquarters of Russian company RMK, one of the world’s leading producers of copper…

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Heneghan Peng Architects design Moscow’s National Centre for Contemporary Arts

Heneghan Peng Architects design Moscow’s National Centre for Contemporary Arts

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Irish architects Heneghan Peng have won the international competition to design Moscow’s new National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA).

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On playing the generation game: how Russian fashion designers have learnt from the past to create a new social landscape

On playing the generation game: how Russian fashion designers have learnt from the past to create a new social landscape

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As guests gathered in central Moscow to attend the first show of the latest edition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia on 25 October 2013, their conversations generally included comments about how the unusually warm and sunny weather was a good omen for the Spring/Summer 2014 collections that 50 Russian fashion designers were to present over the following seven days. However, as fashion buyers and journalists took their seats inside the Manege exhibition hall (an impressive venue located in the centre of Moscow and adjacent to the Kremlin) to watch the show by renowned designer Slava Zaitsev, the focus turned from an appreciation of a promising future to a demonstration of reverence and nostalgia for the past…

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Leonid Alexeev Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear

Leonid Alexeev Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear

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Amidst the broadly conservative landscape engendered by Russian menswear designers, by individual male consumers’ sobering habits and by society’s general lack of appreciation for sartorial innovation, Leonid Alexeev’s skills and talent undoubtedly deserve a brighter spotlight not only in Russia but also worldwide…

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