Maksim Bashkaev is the co-founder and designer of the Russian fashion brand Outlaw Moscow. Besides fashion design, Maksim is involved in filmmaking, photography and various art projects. After studying art in high school, he then went on to specialise in Oriental studies and Chinese language at University. After completing internships at universities in both Shanghai and Beijing, Maksim moved to France where he lived for several years, graduating from the business school in Paris. After returning to Moscow, he rediscovered himself, immersing himself among the local art life. Since then, he has devoted himself to creating art projects that represent the unknown emerging cultures of the new Russia.