Streets coated in thick white snow, the swirling fairytale architecture of Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the legends surrounding the long lost Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna…what first comes to mind when you think of Russia? Russian culture celebrates grandeur, luxury and flamboyance when it comes to fashion which is why it makes sense that Russia is the home of many iconic fashion designers, models, fashion editors and bloggers. If you are looking for a slightly more outrageous style icon or are curious about the whimsical, whacky and wonderful ways Russian women dress look no further than three of Russia’s most prized fashionistas: Ulyana Sergeenko, Sasha Pivovarova and Miroslava Duma. All three of these women are fearless when it comes to fashion and continually kill it (sartorially speaking, of course) on the catwalk, in the front row and on the streets of Russia.
Not many women can be described as a designer, socialite and fashion blogger, but Ulyana Sergeenko is truly the ultimate fashionista trifecta! There is so much to obsess over when it comes to Sergeenko, seriously this chick as #GIRLCRUSH written all over her. First, let’s start with her unreal couture designs which are favourites of Riri (who rocked one of her ensembles in her NSFW “Bitch Better Have My Money” vid) and Emilia Clarke. Sergeenko is one of the most famous courtier’s in Russia and her elegant, adorable and unique designs are to die for. Naturally, Ulyana’s superb taste isn’t limited to her runway collections, her street style is beyond on point. Bonnets, fur, overalls…Ulyana will wear anything and everything, with a pair of sky high heels of course. Her flamboyant, bold and totally unique style choices make her incredibly iconic.
Sasha Pivovarova is a 30-year-old Russian model known for her alien-esque, waif-like beauty. Pivovarova never dreamed of modelling when she was an Art History student at Russian State University for the Humanities, but fell into fashion after her husband Igor Vishnyakov sent her photographs to IMG. Sasha has walked in shows such as Chanel Couture and Jean Paul Gaultier Couture in addition to gracing the cover of American Vogue. Pivovarova’s wardrobe is edgy and draws upon bohemian aesthetics. Never one to shy away from loose silhouettes and draped ensembles, Sasha is all about effortless street style.
There is a lot of pressure that comes along with being one of Russia’s biggest it girls, but Miroslava Duma makes it looks like a breeze! Miroslava Duma is the director at TSUM and founder of Buro 24/7. Miroslava has a knack for taking bold, outlandish pieces and making them cutting edge and fashion forward. With an affliction for all things Miu Miu, YSL and Chanel this rebellious and adorable style icon knows what it takes to keep all eyes on her every time fashion week rolls around!
Russian street fashion is all about glamour and these three leading ladies know the power of a drop dead gorgeous outfit. Although each of these trendsetters has a unique sense of style and their own individual flair for fashion they all have one thing in common: confidence. Don’t try and tell these bold femme fatales they don’t dress to kill, they look 11/10 at all times.