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Edited by on November 11 2008 at 3:37 PM

TrendSpark: Russia

TrendSpark: Russia

TrendSpark: Russia

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.”

TrendSpark: Russia

TrendSpark: Russia

TrendSpark: Russia

TrendSpark: Russia

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

Story by Rebecca Alexander

Rebecca does not like biographies. They are stupid and she would rather spend her time editing the site. Which she does with great vigor.