Fashion Trends from Russia

Manolo says, it is again time for the Russian Fashion Week, words that should strike fear into the heart of the right-thinking peoples everywhere.

Mostly when the Manolo thinks of the fashion from the the Russia he thinks of this…

The artificially inflated Russian mafia gun molls wearing the bling-bling decollete of dubious taste.

The Manolo he does not think of this…

…or this…

Even the Manolo, normally the person of facility with the words, he is at the loss to describe, although perhaps the deranged, post-modern hobbit comes the closest.

Likewise, the Manolo can simply note that these bizarre cloth appendages, they are some sort of the trend in the fashions of Russia, for the example, look at this Russian collection from the last fall.

16 Responses to “Fashion Trends from Russia”

  1. Sara Brumfield April 6, 2006 at 2:57 pm #

    That is just disappointing… Russian Vogue usually has some of the coolest fashion around.

  2. Pam April 6, 2006 at 3:00 pm #

    What’s with the hair as a horn?! That’s a repeat from last season, too. Oi. It looks like there’s toilet paper stuffed in their leggings – I thought Russia has come a long way economically and didn’t have anymore the dire shortage of regular consumer goods like toilet paper that they have to find places to store toilet paper in their leggings so they’re never without. Although, it is always good to be prepared for the unexpected…

  3. furlagirl April 6, 2006 at 3:14 pm #

    Oy, the civil war, the famine, the purges, the show trials, the gulag, the siege of Leningrad, the Doctor’s Plot, the 1956 denunciations of Stalin, the invasion of Hungary, the invasion of Czeckoslvakia, Brezhnev, the Afghan war, Chechnya – they suffered through all that and for THIS?

  4. Phyllis April 6, 2006 at 3:25 pm #

    This is an insult to Hobbits everywhere!

  5. Amber April 6, 2006 at 3:27 pm #

    Ayyyyy! Manolo, it’s two of those gigantic bugs from the King Kong movie!

  6. Ronikins April 6, 2006 at 3:49 pm #

    My mom employs alot of former Soviets in her ballet studio. I’ve always thought their fashion sense was dictated by Wal-Mart. They dooooooooooo love all things cosmetic. But maybe that’s just for those who have fled the pogroms.

  7. Sarah from Israel April 6, 2006 at 3:50 pm #

    “the deranged, post-modern hobbit”

    The Sarah, she laughs out loud.

  8. Lisa Laree April 6, 2006 at 4:08 pm #

    Perhaps this is to sneak through Shelob’s lair undetected?

  9. Caribbean Colors April 6, 2006 at 7:16 pm #

    I think the appendages on their legs are to hide the machine guns, at least that’s what I’d do with them, before I robbed the bank. Do you think anyone would notice?

  10. lucy April 6, 2006 at 7:58 pm #

    Ai! My ojos! This is giving me unpleasant flashbacks to the time I accidentally watched an ad for Seussical the Musical.

  11. Kazmin April 7, 2006 at 4:48 am #

    I got it. They’re Victorian ravers. With phallic hair.

  12. never2manyshoes April 7, 2006 at 8:18 am #

    As an arachnophobic, the black… we’ll call it an “outfit”, frightened me.
    Someone! Please! Squash it!

  13. Ryno April 7, 2006 at 12:26 pm #

    No no no. You have it all wrong. The Handicapper General has beeen at them; otherwise the women would be too attractive.

  14. la petite chou chou April 7, 2006 at 12:59 pm #

    It is things like these that make me wonder who in the heck gets to be a fashion designer.

  15. La Retrosessuale April 8, 2006 at 8:55 pm #

    La Retrosessuale thinks this is but a cossack’s homage to Kafka.