She has spent years researching, sourcing and nurturing the right connections with fabric suppliers, talented US manufacturers, fabulous seamstresses and great fashion/style consultants around Washington DC area.
Iryna studied Couture design and tailoring at the best Kiev Tailoring school at the age of 18, has a Master degree in Computer Science and a degree from School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. And she spent years after traveling around Europe and the World. She was a tailor, a graphic designer, and a photographer for over 20 years before setting up her own business in 2015. She also has been modeling time to times for local and international designers including her own designs.
Her nickname “Mila” (means lovely in Russian) started the business name and brand with a DIY website, stitching in the spare bedroom and taking photos in the living room, and has gradually become “MILA FASHION”, with a professional website and photoshoots, TV appearances, the development of her ‘Mila Shoe Accessories‘ collection, runway shows around Washington DC area and active participation in various charity events.
“My father was an amazing artist, and so from an early age, I was surrounded by an awareness and appreciation of good art and design, even before venturing into the world of fashion. I come from a family of DIY dressmakers, so I was really taught how to sew by my mother…”
“I am writing to thank you so very much for all you did for me and all the work you put in to help create my perfect dress.
I am delighted with it and so appreciate all your efforts.
I had searched high and low in/out of several top notch stores and just couldn’t find what I wanted, because it didn’t exist.
You have such a great appreciation and knowledge of fashion, fabrics and respectfully and patiently worked with me to create my dream dress from scratch.
Something that it was only in my imagination you made it real.
You are brilliant and very gifted.
Thank you for your patience throughout the whole process – which was important since sometimes I was having bridezillas moment.
I felt like royalty ever day I stopped by.
I am glad I trusted you 100% , I am in tears yes we had my final fitting today and the dress was perfect. I had goosebumps.
Irina what ordinarily be a hugely daunting task of designing a wedding dress, for you it look like a piece of cake. Your guidance and suggestions were always well thought through and the finished dress was simply amazing.
As I told you before, every time you finish a new piece for me I feel the same way… You are incredibly talented and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending and paying you top dollar for my garments.
You are simple the best dress maker I have ever work with.
Thank you again”