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We are happy to announce the beginning of our “Perfect Pitch Media” Discussion Forum where you will meet our friends, colleagues and inspirational people from all over the World. We believe that all of our guests –from musicians, composers, or music recording studio owners to fashion designers, filmmakers, wellness professionals or ethical business developers are a truly moving creative force and are exemplary across borders, cultures and generations.
Our first guest is designer Daria Razumikhina- Russian born, London based Fashion Designer who was trained at Central St Martins, London (1995-1998) and launched her own label in 1999.We are grateful for an opportunity to introduce Daria and her fascinating enterprise to our readers and to share about our conversations that started about two months ago, and that will continue in the future.
I came across Daria’s fashionable skirts and tops when I was searching for an outfit, for my ongoing music recording sessions and for my upcoming (second) charity concert. I felt inspired by Daria’s work and some of the folkloric motifs that are an essential part of her clothes. Her creative design reminds me some familiar landscapes and colors from my childhood, and it speaks to me in the language of fairy tales and songs that I heard when I was a little girl.
” What Daria’s creativity made of” and “How she become an Artist and a Fashion Designer after having a prestigious education and a sound career in Journalism?”
Daria: “I grew up in Russia and I was educated in the Russian public school system in late 70s and early 80s when fashion design, sewing and cooking class was mandatory and was included in school curriculums countrywide. So, I created my “first sewing ‘project’ – my first skirt when I was 10 years old. Then I continued sewing throughout my following school years and into the University without naming it “Fashion Design” or my “Future Career”. After I graduated from the University with my PhD in Linguistics (1991) I start working as a political Journalist, often going to Chechnya and other areas to make my reports. I felt that I wouldn’t like doing this kind of work for a long period of time. So the change came when I got to London and when I was luckily accepted into the one of the most brilliant schools of Fashion Design- Central St Martins.
Me: “There are plenty of upcoming questions about your style, inspirational sources, your future plans and shows. When will I hear from you again?
Daria : “As soon as I am back from Spain “
Daria is Russian and was born in Moscow in 1965. She studied at Moscow State University and has a PhD in Linguistics (1991). She worked as an interpreter and journalist for foreign TV channels and newspapers before going to London to study Fashion Design. She was admitted to Central St Martins to study Fashion Print. After returning to Russia in 1998 she created her own label Razu Mikhina, her surname split in two. Her first show was held in Moscow in January 1999. Daria stages all her shows in Moscow.
Razu Mikhina exhibited at Pret-a-Porter Paris (Atmoshere sector), WHO’S NEXT and INDIGO (Paris), at London Designer’s Exhibition (London), WHITE (Milan), JFW International Fashion Fair (Tokyo) etc From 2000 to 2006 Razu MIkhina collaborated with the show room Glenos, Milan. (Stockists included Barneys NY, SAKS, Takashimaya NY (USA), 2Link and Cavalli&Nastri (Milan), Joyce (Hong Kong), Liberty and Browns (London), Victoire (Paris), The Bay (Canada), Barneys Japan, Aquagirl, Epoca, Isetan, Shiseido The Ginza (Japan), OFF& CO (Germany), Podium and Tsvetnoy (Moscow) etc… ) From 2007 Razu Mikhina concentrates on the Russian market.
For more info go to -http://www.razumikhina.com/en/about/