"For more than ten seasons DEPESHA has been cultivating fashion dialogue between Russia and the U.S. Partnership with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia opens new opportunities to showcase Russian designers abroad and promote American fashion in Russia. We are very excited to partner with such an influential project," said Stephan Rabimov, President of DEPESHA.Thanks to DEPESHA’s curatorship such extraordinary fashion professionals have officially visited Russia, many for the first time: designers Thom Browne, Custo Barcelona, Rubin Singer, as well as Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of the Fashion Museum at FIT, legendary stylist Phillip Bloch, Barneys New York buyers and others. In partnership with the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York, DEPESHA presented many talented Russian designers, including Pirosmani, Tegin and BEssARION to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York visitors and the general public in America. About Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Since 2000, over the course of 26 seasons Russian Fashion Week has become the largest fashion week in Eastern Europe and gained an impeccable international reputation. On February 9, 2011 Russian Fashion Week signed a title partnership agreement with Mercedes-Benz and became Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. Mercedes-Benz is a strategic partner of the largest fashion weeks in the world, including Milan, Paris and London. As part of the upcoming season Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Fall-Winter 2013/14 more than 60 collections of Russian and foreign designers will be showcased in runway format and as creative installations. More than 50,000 visitors, including more than 2,000 journalists and buyers are expected to attend Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Fall-Winter 2013/14. About DEPESHA DEPESHA is a premier international publication about Russian culture at the intersection of fashion and art, and and a New York-based eponymous PR-agency promoting Russian fashion industry abroad. It was founded in 2005 by Stephan R. Rabimov in New York and is published twice a year in bilingual English-Russian limited edition «bookzine» format. Online version is updated daily at depesha.com. DEPESHA is available on iPad and iPhone. To get exclusive content, please like DEPESHA on Facebook and follow DEPESHA on Twitter @depesha. For Press Inquiries: DEPESHA: Gayane Khachikyan, +7 921 186 60 62, firstname.lastname@example.org Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia: Alexandra Falishtynskaya, +7 495 232 14 75, email@example.com
The largest fashion week in Eastern Europe and the leading international publication on Russian culture join forces to promote fashion together. From March 29 to April 2, 2013, Moscow will host the 26th Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. More than 70 designers will present their Autumn-Winter 2013-2014 collections at the Central Exhibition Hall "Manege" (Manezh Square, 1). DEPESHA is a premier international publication on Russian culture at the intersection of fashion and art and a New York-based eponymous PR-agency promoting Russian fashion industry abroad. It now joins Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia as an international media partner. "We are pleased to launch a partnership with DEPESHA, which has been successfully promoting Russian fashion abroad for a long time. I am sure the magazine audience will find much of interest at the upcoming fashion week in Moscow," said Alexander Shumsky, President of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia.