In the midst of studying for her communications degree, Kira planned a blowout event—flying in a bajillion editors, family and friends from Russia and a private jet full of industry people from New York City for a whirlwind 36-hours of first class Russian-slash-Texan hospitality.
Remember Kira Plastinina, the teen daughter of Russian millionaire Sergei Plastinina, who, in 2008, launched a namesake fast fashion line, opened 12 stores in the U.S., closed them, and filed for bankruptcy, all in less than a year? Well, she's back, and we got to chat with her.
Kira Plastinina--the Russian teen designer, best known for epic failure in the US market--is showing at New York Fashion Week on February 17. The brand filed for Chapter 11 in January of 2009 with $54 million in debts owed to more than 100 creditors. Somehow, they were able to relaunch last November, under the moniker Lublu. She's even got a store in Los Angeles. (A little background--Kira's dad is a Russian dairy tycoon worth over $600 million. He is clearly her major backer.) Click through to browse some looks from Kira's spring collection. Why we're so fascinated with her, we're not quite sure, but we do know that we'll be at the presentation.