Fashion and Design Center was created in 2017 as a new opportunity for professional exhibitions, discussions, and meetings. Its main objectives are to explore trends related to the development of modern design and technology, as well as to promote the best examples of design within the country and abroad. Object design and fashion are of central focus for the Center in the coming years.
One of the Center's strategic projects is the All-Russian Object Design Contest "Invented and Made in Russia", which has been held as a biennale since 2018. The nominees are selected by Russia's leading design experts. These works are traditionally presented at the exhibition in the museum. The winners are determined by an international jury. The Grand Prix is purchased for the museum's collection.
Since 2019, the Center has been preparing Russia's first permanent museum exhibition on the history of Russian design - "The Thing!". The main principle of the exposition is to show the relevance of design ideas of the XX century and their influence on modern designers. In 2021 the Center's team began to work on the formation of the object design collection. The Design Expert Council was formed in the museum, and one of its tasks is to help determine the value and significance of contemporary objects - as iconic for their time. The same year, development of the project "Anthology of Russian Fashion of the XXI Century" has begun.
The Center's team, along with invited experts and curators, organizes thematic exhibitions, performances, screenings, lectures on the history of design and decorative arts, public lectures, live broadcasts, meetings with specialists and many other events.