Girlfriend of billionaire and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich, Daria Zhukova, did not come to the week, although she was invited. Her designs, under the label Kova and T, have recently been spotted on Hollywood stars.
Denis Simachev, who creates clean-cut sailor outfits and has his head office in , also declined his invite, his spokesman Vadim Chernyshev said.
"The best way to sell a collection is in Milan. Good clothes should be known on a quality stage," said Chernyshev. Simachev was the first Russian designer to debut on the coveted Milan catwalk seven years ago.
Moscow Fashion Week, though it attracts little international interest, had around 120,000 attendees this year.
(Reporting by Amie Ferris-Rotman, editing by Paul Casciato)