Razu Mikhina is an internationally acclaimed Russian design company which creates fabric prints and womenswear.
The designer Daria Razumikhina trained at Central St Martins, London (1995-1998) and launched her own label in 1999. Daria is Russian and was born in Moscow in 1965. She studied at Moscow State University and has a PhD in Linguistics (1991). She worked as an interpreter and journalist for foreign TV channels and newspapers before going to London to study Fashion Design. She was admitted to Central St Martins to study Fashion Print. After returning to Russia in 1998 she created her own label Razu Mikhina, her surname split in two. Her first show was held in Moscow in January 1999. Daria stages all her shows in Moscow.
Razu Mikhina exhibited at Pret-a-Porter Paris (Atmoshere sector), WHO'S NEXT and INDIGO (Paris), at London Designer's Exhibition (London), WHITE (Milan), JFW International Fashion Fair (Tokyo) etc. From 2000 to 2006 Razu MIkhina collaborated with the show room Glenos, Milan. Stockists included Barneys NY, SAKS, Takashimaya NY (USA), 2Link and Cavalli&Nastri (Milan), Joyce (Hong Kong), Liberty and Browns (London), Victoire (Paris), The Bay (Canada), Barneys Japan, Aquagirl, Epoca, Isetan, Shiseido The Ginza (Japan), OFF&CO (Germany), Podium and Tsvetnoy (Moscow) etc… From 2014 Daria is working on Montenegro style clothing line for Duckley European Art Community (http://dukleyart.me/).
Razu Mikhina's collections mix different shapes, colours and moods creating an eclectic urban style. Oriental influences are merged with traditional Russian ornaments. Russian lace still handmade in the northern town of Vologda, ribbons and braid used in Russian traditional costumes and Russian felt and linen all combine with contemporary proportions to create a sophisticated exotic post-folk look.All fabrics, materials, trimmings and clothes are produced and manufactured in Russia.