Irina Shabayeva is best known for being the season six winner of Project Runway. The 27-year-old was born in the Republic of Georgia and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her most recent collection, prodigiously shown as part of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, reminded us very much of Roberto Cavalli. The collection is best summarized as a long night spent clubbing in Moscow. Don’t lose your watch!
Irina Shabayeva Fall 2010
Who is the customer: The wives (and girlfriends) of Oligarchs
Why buy: Nothing spells lux better than fur.
What to buy: A trapper hat is the perfect February accessory but is even more delicious when paired with soft white cashmere.
Bypass: Feathers. How does one clean all those feathers?!
Overall contribution to fashion: This collection is living proof that Moscow can be a wild place.