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FASHION: ALEXANDER KRISANFOV S/S 15

 We continue to explore the Russian fashion scene, next out Alexander Krisanfov.

Krisanfow started his career with an internship at Escada and from there went on to Chapurin in Moscow. He graduated from Samara State College of Technology and Design with a degree in Fashion Design and Couture Tailoring, and has participated in various design competitions. Since 2014 he is running his namesake label in Moscow. We wanted to know more and asked Aleksandr a couple of questions….

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WHAT CREATED YOUR ATTRACTION TOWARDS FASHION?
Self expression, energy, dynamics, versatility, reincarnation.

WAS THERE A MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU REALISED YOU WANTED TO BECOME A DESIGNER?
I think it happened when I saw a fashion show for the first time. Runway always attracted me. It is magic.

WAS THERE A TURNING POINT OR A HAPPENING IN YOUR LIFE THAT IS REFLECTED / RECOGNIZABLE IN YOUR WAY OF DESIGNING?
Everything comes through experience. Passing through series of circumstances you just realize, what you really want to do.

WHAT IS THE BEST DESCRIPTION TO DESCRIBE YOUR SIGNATURE DESIGN?
I was always interested in combination of complex cut and easy perception. At the very beginning of my career I liked luxury minimalism, because I believed that purity and line are the guarantee of success. And I still do. Now I prefer vanguard.. in thoughts, in content, and especially in combination with luxury minimalism.

WHAT WAS YOUR VISION OF THIS COLLECTION?
I never ideate literally, accessibly for everyone. I’m interested in strong people, they inspire me. That is why I try to create pure, but profound images.

HOW DID THAT VISION CHANGE DURING THE PROCESS?
Everything constantly changes. I have direction, stylistic, feeling, which I want people to experience: power, inspiration, refinement, topicality.

THE CONCEPT BEHIND THIS COLLECTION IS BEST TO DESCRIBED AS?
Every my collection begins with line, which defines direction, shape, cut, harmonious proportions and connect them all in one. Each line is like a thin threat, bearing the thoughts of designer, his code.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN YOUR CHOICE OF MATERIALS, SHAPES AND COLOURS FOR THIS COLLECTION?
I like sophisticated colors, complex combinations, the play of contrasts. I just choose colors, which are close to my pulse and my feelings, even if they don’t match with fashion trends. I use different materials, I can combine five fabrics in one dress and this won’t be perceptible. The point is that material should conform the model.

WHAT IS THE STRONGEST PIECE/S IN THIS PARTICULAR COLLECTION ?
Cut, distinction. It has style. And the whole collection is the reflection of my own.

WHICH GOALS DID YOU SET FOR THIS YEAR, PROFESSIONALLY AND PERSONALLY?
Participation in international Fashion Weeks, exhibitions, the creation of a new collection and so on. In priority – I wish to open Fashion Home in Moscow. My personal goals are to do myself, to travel, to look for inspiration, and, of course, self development. And to learn English!

This article was created in collaboration with Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia!

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