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Right before the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Ben Blanchard and John Ruwitch of Reuters reported that designers in Hong Kong had taken to Communist-infused fashion with gusto. “G.O.D. — which stands for Goods of Desire — is a kind of high-end, boutique version of popular Swedish home furnishings store Ikea, but with clothes, some of which use designs and slogans from the frantic, at times violent, Cultural Revolution.”
Even Russian-born designers are paying homage to communism. According to Moscow News, a wave of “Soviet-style fashion” continues to emerge: Red stars in the collections of Olga Soldatova; “USSR” inscriptions on shirts from Denis Simachev; Fashionable odes to Yury Gagarin by Nina Neretina and Donis Pupis; even a collection of leather jackets and one-piece suits from Ilya Shiyan inspired by Soviet-era heroes (steeplejacks, subway builders, and test pilots).
-Via Trend de la Creme