Born and brought up in Moscow, Russia, ready-to-wear designer Vika Gazinskaya studied fashion design there and spent several years working as a stylist at L’Officiel Russia. Working at the magazine, she developed a deep knowledge of fashion industry. Vika Gazinskaya presented her first eponymous collection in 2007, after winning a Russian fashion design contest, "Russian Silhouette". Her brand received an instant recognition within the industry due to the highly personal aesthetics, strong lines and graphic forms. Her collection of dresses, jackets, tops and pantscontinue to carry on the design aesthetics she began with, as the label's luxe fabrics and bold silhouettes are the mainstays of each season's collections. Hand-drawn prints and embroidery add delicate detailing to the designer’s demi-couture collections.