We started earlier the series of articles about BLACKGLAMA manufacturers all over the world. In previous two articles we introduced manufacturers from China, but now, it is time to move on to the next market – Russia.
This time we introduce two new names Fur Salon BLACKGLAMA in Moscow and Kussenkovv Fashion House with their showroom in St. Petersburg. Both two have a long, more than 20 years history with BLACKGLAMA – the world’s finest black mink. Since 2020 BLACKGLAMA mink is sold exclusively through Saga Furs auctions in Finland.
Once you have read the article, please enjoy beautiful fur looks by watching the videos at the end.
Fur Salon BLACKGLAMA
The BLACKGLAMA fur boutique is the only BLACKGLAMA salon and flagship store in Russia, which is specializing in garments made from this unique dark mink. For more than 10 years it has been located in the capital of Russia, Moscow, in the most iconic and the main department store GUM next to Red Square.
In all the presented garment styles, BLACKGLAMA is primary material. Therefore, the entire style range is selected based on the fact that the style represents the fur itself as advantageously as possible. “The salon adheres to the classic direction. Classics to us mean clarity of lines, correct proportions, laconic silhouettes, minimum amount of decor and other elements which distract the eye from the quality of the fur itself, used in all products. It is BLACKGLAMA mink that has the most ideal fur characteristics for this area”, says Elena Neverovskaya, the owner of the fur salon.
“The natural black color, short, very even and thick guard hair, and a very thick underwool, create a velvet effect. It allows you to create clean, elegant and classic silhouettes of the products, emphasizing the luxury and the beauty of the fur itself”, Neverovskaya continues.
Kussenkovv Fashion House
The story of the family-owned company began in 1986 when few workers were specialized in making fur hats and accessories. Today, beside accessories, Kussenkovv Fashion House produces also fur coats of exceptional quality and has lots of loyal customers all around the world. The company became the first in Russia to work with BLACKGLAMA mink. They are not only the “face” of BLACKGLAMA in Russia, but also, the only one in the world who received in 2008 the exclusive right to use the BLACKGLAMA ACCESSORIES trademark.
Kussenkovv Fashion House’s fur garments stand out by the exceptional craftsmanship, uniqueness and fur of the highest quality. The furs can be embroidered, embellished and are often combined with other materials. The brand uses only the best quality natural silk, lace, cashmere and wool from the world’s leading factories that are based mainly in Italy. All the magic happens in the hands of company artisans. The brand stores are located in the most prestigious shopping centers in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
“Collaborating closely with the largest fur suppliers in the world, Kussenkovv Fashion House concerns not only about quality of furs, but also its ethical sourcing and ecological production. I think that BLACKGLAMA mink is the best, the most thick, even and silky mink, which also has exclusivity”, says Viktoriya Kussenkova, one of the owners of the company.
What is BLACKGLAMA?
BLACKGLAMA refers to the mink, not the designer or manufacturer. The production of the world’s finest dark mink is an art, and it is always coming from North America. BLACKGLAMA mink is naturally dark in color, not dyed black, and it is of such high quality, that less than 2% of the world’s mink may earn the BLACKGLAMA label. What is good to highlight as well is that animals rearing conditions show first on animals’ fur, which means that you cannot get such quality without sustainable and certified practices on the farm.
Saga Furs visited BLACKGLAMA boutique in Moscow and Kussenkovv Fashion House showroom in St. Petersburg. Enjoy watching the videos with latest styles and trends!