A special collection showcase by Mercedes-Benz from famed Russian designer ELENA SOUPRUN followed, with live band in attendance and full swing. A vast collection of Asia-inspired dresses were shown, with models wearing extravagant red turbans throughout. Elements ranged from beautiful silken red and black kimonos, to Chinese dresses and robes, emblazoned with flowers and mystic symbols, to oversize dresses of deep blue, tied off with obi belts. Long and shapeless dresses of emerald green and plum followed, reminiscent of Japan’s courtly vestments, or something akin to the ceremonial robes worn by a bride in Kyoto.
Several famous actresses and singers were noted among the models, giving the show a varied feel and showing a refreshing variety of sample sizes.
An encyclopedic catalogue of Asiatic influences and shapes left the viewers in awe.