Arresting looks: Russian protest fury is all the rage


Arresting looks: Russian protest fury is all the rage

From tees, socks and scarves to bags and passport covers, creative Muscovites are cashing in on the action on the street


In cropped jeans and a cream sweatshirt, Alina Muzychenko would easily blend into a central Moscow crowd. But her bright pink socks are quietly subversive, patterned with a drawing of riot police holding hands.

The 34-year-old runs a design label with her husband, Yegor Yeremeyev, which is among a number of trendy brands making clothes that signal support for Russia’s protest movement.

Sold online and in mainstream shops, the quirky designs have grown in popularity since demonstrations in Moscow in the summer for fair elections that sparked a police crackdown in which thousands were detained...

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