Dasha Razumikhina, who is also a celebrated interior designer, will talk us through the influence of Russian folk fashion and fabrics on her design, which she calls Ethnofuturism. Her illustrated talk will be followed by a mini fashion show, and then a glass of bubbly and an opportunity to purchase clothes and accessories.
The designer Daria Razumikhina trained at Central St Martins, London (1995-1998) and launched RAZU MIKHINA label in 1999. Daria is Russian and was born in Moscow in 1965. She studied at Moscow State University and has a PhD in Linguistics (1991). She worked as an interpreter and journalist for foreign TV channels and newspapers before going to London to study Fashion Design. She was admitted to Central St Martins to study Fashion Print. After returning to Russia in 1998 she created her own label Razu Mikhina, her surname split in two. Her first show was held in Moscow in January 1999. Daria stages her shows in Moscow and other countries.
Razu Mikhina’s fashion collections mix different shapes, colors and moods creating an eclectic urban style. Daria calls it ETHNOFUTURISM. Oriental influences are merged with traditional slavic ornaments. Lace, ribbons, hand embroidery and applique used in folk costumes, unique prints and traditional craftsmanship all combine with contemporary proportions to create a sophisticated exotic post-folk look.