Meet The Designer

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All our fashionable items are designed by Iryna Mologoko, a Washington DC-based talented designer of Russian descent. Iryna has over 20 years of experience in tailoring and fashion design starting from a famous tailoring school in Kiev, Ukraine. She made her very first dress at the age of 9 for her little sister. She never stopped making dresses since then.

European Classic With a Modern Twist

Iryna has set out to create a collection which enables each woman to have the same freedom she would have if she was making her own wedding dress personally for herself, but at a very affordable price.

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.

You can schedule an appointment with Iryna to go over your design ideas, to discuss a custom-designed dress or an evening gown, to have your measurements taken, to have your fitting, or to see what we have in our ready-to-wear collection. We welcome everyone and we would love to talk to you and answer any question you might have!

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…”

In addition to dress-making, Iryna also does photography in her spare time. You can see her work on this website.

Do it with Passion…

Iryna loves creating corsets and corseted wedding and evening gowns. Overall, using ties and lace-up techniques are very big in all her designs. Iryna developed her own spin on the old-fashioned European art of corset making. It takes only 20 yards of boning and your perfectly tailored and fitted corset is ready to go!
She has spent years researching and perfecting her corset-making technique. Now she is sharing her knowledge as an art around Washington DC area.

Nothing a Good Corset
Can’t Fix

Customers Say…

“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”

– Gisella Reginato

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