Counterfeit Culture Moscow: Inside the Russian Fashion Black Market

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For the second installment of Counterfeit Culture, Highsnobiety’s first-ever documentary series, we headed to Moscow to find what’s driving Russia’s thriving market for fake streetwear. Russia’s counterfeit industry stretches back decades, to when Communism isolated the country from Western products. Now, almost 30 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia’s borders are open, but a fragile economy, international sanctions and low wages has kept the country’s demand for fakes alive and well.

DIRECTOR / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Thomas Jamison PRESENTER / PRODUCER Alec Leach DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Robin Thomson ART DIRECTION Louie McPherson EDITOR Louie McPherson Robin Thomson ASSISTANT PRODUCER Kiril Astrakhantsev SECOND CAMERA Sergey Kostromin Dana Reeves ÖMANKÖ x OZIO SOUND DESIGN Joscha Baltes TRANSLATION Anni Tabagua SPECIAL THANKS TO Johan Kropp Mischa Smeljanskij Nikita Seltsov Sam Walker


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