From the Soviet era to current times, Russian fashion icons have been established as symbols of style and beauty. They have been a great influence to millions (both individuals inspired by their style, and the fashion industry more broadly as designers were inspired), by demonstrating their keen fashion taste and exquisite style.
Expert fashion stylist, Natasha Vinnikova (as featured in Elle Russia and Vogue Italia), hosts Week 1 of the Masterclasses Series on Russian Fashion Through the Ages. This masterclass will focus on how Russian fashion icons gained their popularity, the evolution of how they influenced the masses, and how social and political norms during the Soviet era dictated the timeless simplicity of their ensembles.
After studying at the illustrious London College of Fashion, Natasha Vinnikova stepped into the fashion world working backstage at London Fashion Week, with retailers producing look boooks, and for world famous magazines such as Elle Russia, Rutage and Vogue Italia. She has also had the pleasure of working with Olympic athletes and some of the country's best hair stylists as part of the British Hairdressing Awards. Despite her fashion background, Natasha is also business minded and holds an MBA. Natasha is a member of the Federation of Image Professionals International.