Moscow, April 21, 2011
"Hardly anybody knows what the Orthodox dress code may look like. To my mind, it involves covered knees and shoulders, decency and charm. This is dress one can wear in church and in the street," Vera Zhestovskaya responsible for selection of dress collections for the contest told Interfax-Religion.
According to her, every participant can share his or her opinion in the discussion of the Orthodox dress style. The discussion will involve, in particular, a well-known film director Nikita Mikhalkov.
Currently, several designers have been selected to participate in the event. They include Igor Miroshnichenko, deputy head of the Union of Orthodox Banner-Bearers, who will show t-shirts, do-rags and belts featuring Orthodox symbols.
"We hope to use this collection to not only attract attention to the fact that it is possible to follow fashion trends falling back on national and religious traditions, but also inspire a creative initiative focused on boosting production and business efforts to promote Orthodox fashion trends," he said the agency.