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You shall go to the ball: Bosnian shoemaker gets Trump invite

Melania Trump on the campaign trail with her husband (Image: Marc Nozell under a CC licence)

Marinko Umičević, a Bosnian shoemaker who created two pairs of custom-made shoes for Melania Trump, has received an invite to attend one of Donald Trump's inauguration balls.

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Tune in tomorrow to SHOWstudio’s panel discussion on Gosha Rubchinskiy AW17

  • Watch last season’s SHOWstudio panel discussion on Gosha Rubchinskiy’s SS17 collection

Tomorrow skate-inspired street wear heavyweight Gosha Rubchinskiy will stage his Autumn-Winter show on home turf — in Russian’s westernmost city of Kaliningrad. Join former The Calvert Journal editor and freelance writer Anastasiia Fedorova as she chairs a discussion on his last collection broadcast live from London’s SHOWstudio at 11am GMT. 

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In case you missed it: Kim Kardashian wears hammer and sickle hoodie

 

A photo posted by SVMOSCOW (@svmoscow) on

Christmas eve saw Kim Kardashian attend the ballet clad in an oversized festive red sweatshirt. A little less in keeping with the season, the hoodie was also adorned with the Soviet hammer and sickle symbol.

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Step into a suburban snowscape with Russian fashion brand Forget Me Not

  • (Forget Me Not fall winter 16-17 / Mimesis / Vimeo)

Explore the passing of time and the merging of generations with fashion brand Forget Me Not in this thoughtful film by Moscow-based production company Mimesis.

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Let Heart of Moscow take you back with their new 90s pin collection

  • Let Heart of Moscow take you back with their new 90s pin collection

    The “Marianna” pin (Image: Heart of Moscow)

  • Let Heart of Moscow take you back with their new 90s pin collection

    The “White Cassette” pin (Image: Heart of Moscow)

  • Let Heart of Moscow take you back with their new 90s pin collection

    The “Slinky” pin (Image: Heart of Moscow)

  • Let Heart of Moscow take you back with their new 90s pin collection

    The “White House” pin (Image: Heart of Moscow)

  • Let Heart of Moscow take you back with their new 90s pin collection

    The “VHS Camera” pin (Image: Heart of Moscow)

Get a little retro with Heart of Moscow's new collection of pins, inspired by Moscow in the 90s.

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Georgian Gvasalia brothers honoured at British Fashion Council Awards

  • (Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga | International Ready-to-Wear Designer | The Fashion Awards 2016 / British Fashion Council / YouTube)

Georgian designers Demna and Guram Gvasalia had great success at Monday night's British Fashion Council Awards.

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Calvert 22 hosts Cassiopeia Project x Aza Shadenova collection launch on Thursday

  • Calvert 22 hosts Cassiopeia Project x Aza Shadenova collection launch on Thursday

    Courtesy of Cassiopeia Project and Aza Shadenova

  • Calvert 22 hosts Cassiopeia Project x Aza Shadenova collection launch on Thursday

    Courtesy of Cassiopeia Project and Aza Shadenova

  • Calvert 22 hosts Cassiopeia Project x Aza Shadenova collection launch on Thursday

    Courtesy of Cassiopeia Project and Aza Shadenova

  • Calvert 22 hosts Cassiopeia Project x Aza Shadenova collection launch on Thursday

    Courtesy of Cassiopeia Project and Aza Shadenova

  • Calvert 22 hosts Cassiopeia Project x Aza Shadenova collection launch on Thursday

    Courtesy of Aza Shadenova

This Thursday evening Calvert 22 will host an evening of art, fashion and music to celebrate the launch of the latest collaboration between London-based design project Cassiopeia and Kazakh artist Aza Shadenova.

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Vetements premieres Soviet hoodie

  • Vetements premieres Soviet hoodie

    Image: Vetements for SVMoscow

  • Vetements premieres Soviet hoodie

    Image: Vetements for SVMoscow

  • Vetements premieres Soviet hoodie

    Image: Vetements for SVMoscow

French label Vetements, headed by Balenciaga's Demna Gvasalia, has launched a red hoodie decorated with a hammer and sickle print.

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Gosha Rubchinskiy to take show to Kaliningrad

  • (Backstage at Gosha Rubchinskiy SS17 / Dazed / YouTube)

Yesterday Russian fashion designer Gosha Rubchinskiy, known for his post-Soviet aesthetic, announced that he would stage his Autumn-Winter 2017 show back in his homeland — this time in the city of Kaliningrad.

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Kanye West and Gosha Rubchinskiy meet in Moscow

  • Kanye West and Gosha Rubchinskiy meet in Moscow

    (Image: @doublecheeseburgervf / Snapchat)

  • Kanye West and Gosha Rubchinskiy meet in Moscow

    (Image: @mamm_mdf / Instagram)

  • Kanye West and Gosha Rubchinskiy meet in Moscow

    (Image: @doublecheeseburgervf / Snapchat)

Could we soon be seeing Kanye West clad in Cyrillic script sportswear? This could well be on the cards — the American hip hop star was spotted yesterday meeting with Russian fashion designer Gosha Rubchinskiy in Moscow.

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