Designer Irina Shabayeva quickly became a new big name in fashion. Shabayeva was born in the Republic of Georgia and raised in Brooklyn New York. Irina graduated with a BFA from Parsons School of Design in 2003 to pursue a career in the fashion industry. While at Parsons, she was honored with the prestigious Saga Design Award among others. Saga allowed her to study fur design in Denmark. Following her graduation she went on to work for Adrienne Landau as the head designer. In 2009, Irina competed and won Project Runway Season 6. Since her win, Irina has been growing her eponymous brand and showing at fashion weeks around the world. In 2011, Irina launched an exclusive bridal collection for Kleinfeld and now has a budding bridal business. The same year Irina launched a line of outerwear called LUXE by Irina to be sold exclusive on HSN, the home shopping network. In addition , Irina continues to design to her celebrity clientele which include, Selena Gomez, Carrie Underwood, Madonna, Kelly Rippa, Kelly Clarkson, to mention just a few.
“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 lingerie to evening wear . Shabayeva pulls her inspiration from art, nature, world travel and fantasy. For Irina, fashion has never been just about clothes – it’s about a life style. Shabayeva is known for her eye for luxury and bold femininity. Irina has been noted for her mastery of fit and proportion, her garments at once both framing and accentuating the body, creating sculptural forms with elegant lines and intricate details. Shabayeva is able to unify a diverse range of looks into a coordinated whole, uniting pieces through themes of color, texture, and silhouette. What results is a complete scope of sophisticated, edgy, and feminine easy-to-wear glamor to suit any occasion seamlessly.