Ex-spy Anna Chapman plans to set up stores to sell her clothing line
Former spy Anna Chapman, who was sent back to Russia from the United States in a major spy swap in 2010, is going to establish a chain of mono-brand clothing stores soon.
Chapman presented her own clothing line at a fashion show in the Turkish resort of Antalya on January 9.
"A well-known online shop will be put in charge of launching these sales in order to allow Russian women to have the broadest possible access to Anna Chapman's first collection. Her further plans include setting up both specialized shops and selling the collection at multi-brand shopping malls," Grigory Belkin, spokesman for FundServiceBank, where Chapman works as an advisor to the bank's president, told Interfax-AVN on Friday.
The sales of Chapman's clothing line in Russia are expected to begin in early February.
The former spy, for her part, said that young Russian fashion designers had helped her create this clothing brand.
"The core of the collection is a range of dresses that almost every Russian woman can afford to buy in terms of both their price and stylistic features," Belkin said.
Anna Chapman women's clothing line caters to the tastes of women of different ages. High-quality blended fabrics are used in all of its items.
It was reported earlier that a Russian brand, Capman's clothing line, will be presented at Dosso Dossi Fashion Show 2014 on January 9 for the first time in the exhibition's history.
Chapman and another nine Russian citizens were arrested in the U.S. on espionage charges in June 2010. They were subsequently swapped for U.S. spies arrested in Russia.
Chapman became the FundServiceBank president's investment and innovation advisor in October 2010. After a visit to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, which Russia leases from Kazakhstan, in 2011, Chapman proposed designing new uniforms for Russian cosmonauts.