I was born on 29 May 1985 in the former Soviet Union. In 1993, my family immigrated to the Netherlands in the hope of a better future. Growing up, I always had artistic interests from creating my dance group at a young age to drawing theatrical designs. I soon discovered my passion for fashion replaced activities, which included designing my work, my extreme interest in the history of fashion throughout the years, and most importantly, my admiration for Haute Couture. I feel strongly positive about my ability to contribute to the fashion industry.