Olga Vilshenko is a Russian fashion designer and entrepreneur who has been working in the fashion industry since 2008: Olga founded her own brand in 2011.
Born in 1978 in Zlatoust, a city in the Ural Region of Russia, she was inspired by her mother’s talent in sewing and knitting: despite her job as an accountant, she used her spare time to create beautiful garments for the whole family. When she was 13, Olga as well started to make clothes, for herself and her friends.
After studying Accounting and Audit at the South Ural State University and Costume Design in Chelyabinsk Humanitarian Institute, she decided to pursue her love for fashion by honing her skills at Istituto Marangoni London, where she studied Fashion Design.
Olga presented first prêt-à-porter collection for her brand Vilshenko in 2011 at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, effortlessly mixing the great Russian heritage with western silhouettes to create a distinctive luxury label with a traditional folkloric twist.
Today she creates four collections per year, which are sold in over 15 countries and 180 doors, including Net-a-Porter, Matches.com, Bergdorf Goodman, Selfridges, Harrods, Saks, Moda Operandi, Joyce and TSUM. She now splits her time between her studios in London and Moscow, where she opened the first mono-brand boutique in October 2014.