Inspired by the beauty of nature and a love for high fashion, Irina designs each dress, gown and floral accessory to be not only beautiful but timelessly wearable.
The intricate floral pieces that adorn Irina’s dresses and hair ornaments are created by Irina herself, using the ancient traditional art of Japanese Kanzashi, which involves hundreds of tiny precise folds to create the stunning final product. Every dress, gown and accessory is the unique product of Ira’s creative vision, making the Dasha’s Closet line truly one-of-a-kind. Every dress is custom made to your specifications, size and color, and made precisely for your child. All of the fabrics used are of the highest quality, made in America, and priced accordingly.
Irina grew up in the Russian city of Boguchar about 9 hours south of Moscow. Her love for sewing and clothing design was passed down to her from her grandmother who taught her cherished sewing techniques practiced in Russia for centuries. She graduated with honors from the Voronezh State University with a degree in Communications and Languages and soon got a job in her field. Even while working a "regular" 9 to 5 job Irina never gave up her love of sewing and clothing design, often creating elaborate dresses and accessories for herself and friends to be worn at special events.
When Irina met her husband in 2010, an American missionary living in Russia and working with orphan children, she was moving up in her professional job with no entrepreneurial aspirations. However, when she and her husband decided, in 2013, to move back to his hometown in New York State and soon after had their first child, everything changed. Baby Dasha made going out and finding a 9 to 5 job a much less attractive proposition for Irina and she set her mind to finding alternatives that would allow her to stay home with her beautiful baby girl. On Dasha's first birthday a friend commented on the beautiful dress, headband, and decorative flowers Irina had made for the special occasion and asked if she would be willing to make a similar dress for her own daughter's upcoming birthday. Irina agreed and Dasha's Closet was born.