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Still actual old Russian clothing items

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There are some cult Russian items from the past that earned the place of pride in the museum but are still a popular wear. 1. Kokoshnik   In old days, every married woman had her own kokoshnik, a beautifully decorated tall tiara, that covered the head and was worn on special occasions and holidays. The kokoshniks differed from one region to another, held different names and forms. Peter the Great banned all the Russian folklore symbols from the...


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The quintessence of Russian fashion

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Russia is a unique country in many senses: it has the biggest territory, many nations, rich food, original folk dresses and beautiful Russian girls.   But folk dresses are not worn every day. So, let’s talk about the Russian women and their fashion.   The key element of the Russian ladies’ style, noticed almost by every foreigner, is very feminine and often “revealing” clothing. Many women regardless their age are...


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Doctor Zhivago and his shirt

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The Doctor Zhivago novel written by Boris Pasternak was first published in Italy in 1957 since it was refused for the publication in the Soviet Union. To the surprise of the Soviet government Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature the following year.   The novel is a beautiful epic romance. On the one side, it goes about the story of Russian people set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution in the first half of the...


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Kokoshnik, Kika, Volosnik - old Russian tiaras

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Nowadays hats are not that important as they were hundreds years ago. At that time the traditional headpiece could tell a lot: if a woman was married, if she had children and in some regions even how many children she had. The skillfully decorated, heavy and large headpieces were inherited from one generation to another and used only on special occasions.   Before the wedding   The girl’s headpiece was simple in old Rus. There was a...


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Dushegreya, poneva, sbornik - forgotten Russian clothing

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The bright, original folk costumes of Russia clothing kept traditional forms among peasants until the beginning of XX century. There were tsar crowns and girls’ wreaths that were handed on down the generations, and practical ponevas designed for married women and, of course, all kinds of sarafan dresses.   Sbornik Sbornik was a whole group of old head-dresses.  The word means the way of making the hat – assembling the material...


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Bulgarian costume - women's folk dresses

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The origin of Bulgarian folk costume lies in the heart of the 20 th century villages. At that time all the clothing was handmade and decorated with embroidery by women. The main materials were woven linen and cotton. From the early age little girls started learning how to spin, then to sew and later on how to embroider. Embroidery art was not that simple. Every symbol had a magic or protecting value. People believed that embroidered symbols may not only protect from...


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Polish folk costumes: overview

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Polish folk costumes play an important role in the culture of the country. The variety of designs, decorations, embroideries can tell so much about the person in the traditional outfit. We make some stylized Polish clothing for any occasion, which you can find here .     The hat could help to define the woman’s marital status. Young, unmarried girls usually wore floral wreath or just silk ribbons. As to the married woman, her head...


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Early Russian Fashion: from couturier to tailor

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If we start a talk about Russian fashion, the first name to mentioned is Nadezhda Lamanova. Her name is also interesting as she declared the loyalty to the new Soviet regime even though she was earlier the supplier of Her Majesty's Imperial Court before the revolution. Can you imagine this dangerous combination – extraordinary glamour dresses before 1917 and mass avant-garde fashion after?   She was a good friend of the French couturier Paul...


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Folk Art in Russia

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Close living with the nature in old days brought it up as the main topic of the hand embroidery, decoration and paintings. People invented different natural symbols that incorporate the strength and magic to protect them from the unknown, the evil, the poor harvest or, on the other side to help become wealthy and healthy.   The Russian folk art was formed in the late 1800s, when people started decorating their houses, painted flowers on the dishes, making...


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Russian fashion designers not to miss

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Russian fashion suddenly became worldwide attractive thanks to some young, ambitious designers. There is a saying “Good look opens the doors” which perfectly illustrates what fashionable clothes mean to Russian people, especially women. The hottest trend from Russia is a post-Soviet aesthetic, a new wave coming from the former USSR.   1. The number 1 designer is Gosha Rubchinskiy whose key aesthetic lies in the intelligent tailored...


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