You came to jewellery by way of fashion
design. How did that change come about?
graduated from high school, I felt unsure about which path I wanted to
choose. I knew I wanted to embark on a career within the design industry
but I wasnít entirely sure on the exact area. I entered Central St
Martins College in London with the intent of starting my education in
fashion design. However, I soon realized that my true passion was in
jewellery and am happy to say that taking my degree in fashion jewellery
was absolutely the right decision for
Did you tend to notice
jewellery when you were a child? Did you like
When I was a child I was always fascinated with
my motherís jewellery collection and spent hours dressing up in both
her clothes and jewellery. I loved the shiny appearance and bright
colours. I grew up in Saint Petersburg, the city of Faberge, and began
to notice his jewellery at an early age worn by a great majority of
What is it about organic life that you
believe makes it ideal inspiration for jewellery?
me true inspiration comes from what is naturally all around us. If we
take the time to observe the planetís natural elements, we can find that
Did you always have an interest in extra
terrestrial life forms ?
Do you have an idea of how a world in
a different planet might look like?
couldnít say that I have always been interested in extra terrestrial
life forms, however through my design processes and research projects I
began to see a link between this and sea life. It is hard to imagine
life on another planet, however if I had to describe my idea of such a
parallel world I would say that it resembles something close to Rudolf
Gigerís perception portrayed in ĎPrometheusí.
Could you give me your personal definition of
The idea that anything is possible with
the power of a limitless
What's your first thought and concern
when you start working on a new piece of
I usually think about whether or
not I can create something that is truly unique and
If I asked you to name three
fashion designers whose creations would look beautiful when worn with
who would they