Valentin Yudashkin started off his career by dressing the wives of the Kremlin, notably Raisa Gorbachev the wife of the former soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. By 1991 Valentin’s name began to grow famous outside of Russia when his collection Fabrege was featured at Paris fashion week in 1991.
His collections are so popular they are even shown off at museums, such as Paris’s Louvre (which showed off a Fabrege collection dress), the Metropolitan Museum in New York, California, Fashion Museum, the State Historical Museum in Moscow, the International Museum of the Olympic Games and in private collections around the world.
Valentin is also considered to be one of the first post soviet designers to bring a Russian contemporary look to the international fashion world. The Russian designer is another one of my favourites next to Yulia Yanina, his dresses are elegant and sometimes remind me of Elie Saab’s designs with a Russian twist of course. Valentin has many lines, including Valentin Yudashkin Hautue Couture, Pret-A-Porter, Jeans, Jewelry, Wedding, Menswear Atelier, and even a home decor line: La Maison, as well as numerous collaborations he can add to his resume.
Valentin Yudashkin’s store in the famous GUM Moscow (he opened his first store in Moscow in 1997)