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Russia’s frayed fashion industry embraces new possibilities


Russia’s frayed fashion industry embraces new possibilities

Skyrocketing import prices in the wake of the war in Ukraine have left designers to pick up the pieces


Under its glitzy façade, the Russian high-fashion industry faces an uncertain future.

Scores of Western designer labels have quit Russia as part of a backlash against Moscow’s decision to send troops into Ukraine, leaving their domestic competitors to take centre stage.

But at the annual Moscow Fashion Week, which showcases the work of Russian designers, industry professionals said seizing that opportunity would not be easy...

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