Thursday, May 07, 2009
Lidia first exhibited an interest in fashion at age five, when her glamorous grandmother first introduced her to a sewing machine. Lidia’s love of fashion led her to begin her education at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. During this time, Lidia decided to broaden her horizons and study abroad at the Polimoda – International Institute for Fashion Design and Marketing in Florence, Italy. Upon receiving her Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts, Lidia began working under Diane Von Furstenberg along with designing her own line for private clients. This collection led her to receive numerous awards including the Critique Award Winner at FIT and the Piti Filati Award for Trend Forecasting, as well as accolades through the Fashion Group International and the Gen Art Styles Design Competition. A true artist, Lidia is inspired by her Russian heritage, beautiful people, different cultures and art. Her design philosophy is to bring beauty into the world. Lidia is currently at the top of her game and feels this is her moment to shine.