Irina Shaposhnikova’s vision and aesthetics focuses on highly innovative design using latest cutting edge materials and technology on a wide range of costume and art projects. She finds inspiration in craftsmanship, experimenting with unconventional pattern-making and assembly techniques.
After studying fashion design in The University of Arts in London, Irina Shaposhnikova moved to Antwerp and to continue her education at fashion department of Royal Academy of Fine Arts and graduated in 2009. Her MA collection that bears her signature quickly earned critical acclaim from an international media and the industry professionals. Irina's work has been featured in several exhibitons and museums like Boijmans Museum (NL) and MOMU Museum (BE). She also presented her collection in Paris and London in collaboration with famous Colette Store.
Soon after working in the fashion industry Irina Shaposhnikova discovered her passion for costume design. She collaborated and created costumes for contemporary dance productions and theatre plays in The Bavarian State Opera, The Stuttgart Ballet, Theatre Heidelberg, The Greek National Opera, Theatre Bielefeld and most recently The Flanders Opera.
Apart from the work at her Studio, Shaposhnikova was leading fashion design course at British Higher School of Art and Design and was a visiting professor at the prestigious Institut Français de la Mode in Paris.
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