Sunday, November 22, 2015
 2015 Rostelecom Cup of Russia

The fifth in the 2015-2016 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating competition event was held this past weekend: the 2015 Rostelecom Cup of Russia. The competition was held at the Small Sports Arena of Luzhniki in Moscow Russia. In my continued love of figure skating--and particular--figure skating costumes--I have already discussed Skate Canada 2015, Cup of China 2015 and now it's time for the Rostelecom Cup of Russia 2015...

 Russia Skating: 2015 Rostelecom Cup of Russia 

 Here are my Costumes Recap/Highlights...Let's begin with the LADIES:
 I Won!--Russian figure skater Elena Radionova reacts as she relaizes she has won the gold medal--2015 Rostelecom Cup of Russia 

Elena Radionova Free Skate: Elena skated her Free Skate to "Titanic" (soundtrack) by James Horner to this costume above. the costume was trying to give hints of a turn-of-the-century look worn by actress Kate Winslet when she played Rose DeWitt Bukater. Elena's costume was lilac colored based with a pink/red waist sash and sequins throughout the top section. There were also small fluttery "cap sleeves" hanging over the shoulders/arms. This was half Adolescent Figure Skating Costume and half-Professional; It seemed a tad bit too "youngish"-looking but I get that Elena is, after all, only 16 years old. But still, I wish her costume here showed slight maturity.

Short Program to "Je T'aime" by Laura Fabian: I actually loved this peach colored costume worn by Elena for her Short program. The top section was quite exquisite and the back (lower left photo) was quite beautiful. I also kind of liked the wrist "bracelet" details that were actually nude gloves with bejeweled details.

Evgenia Medvedeva Short Program: Russian Evgenia Medvedeva skated her Short program to Melodies of the White Nights (soundtrack) by Isaak Schwarz wearing this marsala/wine-colored costume with small sequined crystals. The costume was very Figure Skating 101 in its design and I wished for something a little more extraordinary.

Free Skate to "Music from W.E. Soundtrack" by Abel Korzeniowski: Here, Evgenia gave me what I was asking for. I liked this blue sequined costume. She looked liked Wallis Simpson in this costume, or at least vibed her look, even with her pale skin and dark hairstyle.

Adelina Sotnikova Free Skate: Sochi Olympics gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova skated her Free Skate to "Je Suie Malade" by Laura Fabian. besides the fact of the timely importance of this theme and skate--and costume--I liked this look for her. The costume--black gathered netting coming from a multicolored heart--looked modern, chic and right--for the skate and music. It also reminded me of the Valentino Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear gown below:

Valentino Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear

 Russian Triple Trophy Win--(L to R) Evgenia Medvedeva silver medal, Elena Radionova gold medal, Adelina Sotnikova bronze medal--2015 Rostelecom Cup of Russia


 Javier Fernandez Spain: Javier won the gold in Men's at the 2015 Rostelecom Cup of Russia. This, above, is what he wore for his Free Skate. Click HERE for my comments.

Adam Rippon USA Free Skate: Adam skated his Free Skate to a Beatles Medley including "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". I liked this costume. It showed off his fat-free figure (is it OK to say "figure" for men?) and at the same time had design hints of the iconic Beatles Sgt. Pepper music. He wore this...

 At "Skate Canada 2015" and I wondered HERE what, if anything, it had to do with the music, theme, and his skate. Needless to say, I was glad he made the change.

Adian Pitkeev Russia Free Skate: 2015 Rostelecom Silver medalist Adian Pitkeev skated his Free Skate to The Mission (soundtrack) by Ennio Morricone. I thought this was an appropriate costume to this skate and music. I liked the deep keyhole and light diamante crystal sequin detail. It also fit him very well. 

Ross Miner USA: For Ross Miner's Short Program, he wore this black and slate-gray costume outfit for "New York State of Mind" by Billy Joel. I am normally not a fan of the black short/trousers look for ANYONE--man, pairs male name it! But I liked this on Ross. I think what I liked the most were his pants; at the very least, they were design-interesting. Now...what can we do about that Ross-Dress-For-Less belt?


Kristen Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro of Canada: For their Free Skate to "Romeo and Juliet (soundtrack) by Craig Armstrong", I liked this coordinating ombre lilac costumes. Her mini-crown was on-trend and the sequin work on her costume--in particular--was very good.

Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov Russia Free Skate: For these Russian Pairs' Free Skate to Man and Shadow (The Unknown Known soundtrack) by Danny Elfman, they wore these post-modern directional costumes. I liked these costumes, especially her gathered and criss-cross ribbon look; very modern, very chic. 

ICE DANCE---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje Canada: For their Short Dance to "The Blue Danube" by Johann Strauss. I loved these costumes worn by Canadians Weaver and Poje. He looked regal, dapper. And she looked very Haute. Both were a vision of costume perfection.

Free Dance to On the Nature of Daylight by Max Richter and Run by Ludovico Einaudi: Modern, chic and so right! I also liked these costumes worn by Weaver and Poje for their Free Dance, especially her one shoulder black and nude illusion sequin dress. Modern, chic and the perfect accompaniment to the program.


FS Gossips said...

I love your reviews!)

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