I always loved fashion, and everything related to this fascinating world. Despite my father was a chemistry professor, my grandmother was in the finance industry, and my mother is a computer programmer, from a very young age I was predisposed to the art world. The black sheep of the family, but I never questioned whether it was the right way to go. From the first moment that I can remember, I was always into the arts, drawing and sketching everywhere. However, the real moment that drove me into the fashion world was actually the scarcity of my mum’s financial resources when I was growing up. As immigrants from Moscow we didn’t have a lot of money, and I remember my biggest wish was to wear the garments of my dreams, or at least the same garments that my classmates had. So instead of listening to my teachers I was doodling and fantasising about what I was going to wear to school tomorrow.