SLOW SUCCESS ABROAD
Russian fashion, like other facets of the country's art, is gaining popularity and spreading in interest as Russia undergoes its longest economic boom in more than a generation, fuelled by high oil prices.
But Fashion Week, which was set up 15 years ago to compete with other fashion footholds and Paris, fell short of the international glamour such cities receive.
Almost all shows were held in the same hall, few Russian and no foreign celebrities made an appearance.
Two Russian designers who have gained popularity in the West were markedly absent from the shows.