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 graduating 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 exhibitons and museums like Boijmans Museum and MOMU Museum.
After working for several years in the fashion industry Shaposhnikova discovered her passion for costume design. She collaborated and created costumes for contemporary dance productions and theatre plays in The Stuttgart Ballet, The Bavarian State Opera, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Theatre Heidelberg, The Greek National Opera and most recently Theatre Bielefeld.
In addition to teaching and lecturing at various universities Shaposhnikova was leading fashion design course at British Higher School of Art and Design for several years. She was also a visiting professor at the prestigious Institut Français de la Mode in Paris and Raffles Instituto Moda e Design in Milan.