Designer Irina Shabayeva quickly become a big name in the fashion industry. Shabayeva, 29, was born in the Republic of Georgia and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Irina graduated from Parsons School of Design in 2003 to pursue her creative vision. While at Parsons, she was honored with the prestigious Saga Design Award, a competition that allowed her to study fur design in Denmark. Following her graduation she went on to work for Adrienne Landau as head designer.
“For me, designing is an expression of who I am as a woman.” In fact, Irina credits her feminine instincts and her diverse heritage to her success. Her line encompasses everything from swimwear to cashmere coats. Shabayeva pulls her inspiration from art, nature, world travel and fantasy. For Irina, fashion has never been just about cloths- its about life styles. Irina has been very busy since winning Season Six “Project Runway” dressing celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Rutina Wesley, Lady Gaga, Alison Brie and many more.
Irina will be showcasing her latest work in a fashion show at Untermyer Gardens on Sunday, May 15th.