The Russian Aesthetic

Words by Matt Huxley

Ever since I was young I’ve had an interest in all things Russian. From battling as Ivan the Terrible during Age of Empires to studying Russia during history at school. As humans we automatically try and build our outfits around what we are interested in, so it was only natural that at some stage I would try and pop a Russian-inspired outfit into my repertoire. If only I had a faux fur hat to go with this…

This however is actually a pretty dramatic and cool look to rock for a night out (I wore this to the Zhivago show at MBFWA). The double-breasted trench is a few seasons ago, but most retailers will do a grey woollen coat that you can repurpose. This choker is actually just a really thick piece of ribbon that I secured with a velcro dot in order to get that s&m feel going. A hint of bondage goes a long way ;).

I’ve worn these cute half gloves in a previous post, but I think they add the perfect tough edge to complete this look.

What do you think of the look? Would you wear it?

This look was shot by Ali Gordon, make sure you go check her out on Instagram @modestoblog or on Modesto Blog.

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Coat – YD (similar)| Jeans – Cotton On | Shirt – Connor | Choker – Self made | Shoes – Market | Gloves – eBay





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