Alena Akhmadullina is one of my biggest faves when it comes to Russian designers. Even though there are quite a few designers out there who do the whole mother Russia inspiration biz, I prefer her to many others. You can really see that the pieces are special, handmade and one of a kind. This is where I prefer this to any minimal design out there. Also, I would kill for her horsey sweater that is one of my favorite motifs when it comes to Russian fairy tales.