Yana Markova, a young Russian designer, who has always had a passion for headpieces and dramatic design, only ever creates one version of every hat or headpiece, meaning that every design is one-of-a-kind. The talented milliner, whose imagination is her number one tool, says she is often inspired by royal crowns, traditional Russian kokoshniks and kikas, head guards and Middle Eastern headbands.
Markova’s experience in accessories and jewellery design shines through in every design. Bold but intricately detailed, every headpiece tells its own unique story. All headpieces are hand made in one copy only. This is a 100% designer brand, and Yana personally vouches for quality and originality of each item. Every headpiece is an object of art and Markova has become a trademark name for extraordinary, bespoke headwear.
Trained in fashion design at the State Academy of Architecture and Arts, Markova graduated and then moved Moscow, where she went on to work for some of the largest designer fashion, jewellery and accessory brands for fifteen years.
Yana Markova went on to launch her own collection, which was aptly called ‚Have No Fear!‘. The collection was met with critical acclaim and Markova continued to create her fashion range before turning her attention to millinery. ‚Have No Fear!‘ has become her life motto and an intrinsic part of her brand. Markova’s millinery collection has gone from strength to strength over the past two years and the incredible designer is set to become the new go-to name for millinery in Europe.
Yana Markova’s designer brand is still very young but already has a contract for exclusive runway shows in Hollywood with a large company that produces films and videos with A-list celebrities. Yana recently collaborated on a catwalk shows at London, Paris, New York, Milan Fashion Weeks, created a range of exotic costumes and headpieces for the Mata Hari television series, which won praise at Cannes Film Festival (the series featured some world celebrities such as Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Lambert, Rutger Hauer, Vahina Giocante, Svetlana Khodchenkova and Fyodor Bondarchuk).
Markova’s headpieces have become extremely popular and have already been featured in many high fashion editorials in publications including: L’Officiel, VOGUE.CO.UK, Cabinet Del Art Magazine, Jute Magazine, L’étoile Magazine, HELLO! Russia and Invoise.
Yana works incessantly on her desire to continue to create. She knows how to make dreams come true – and what’s more, her brand helps others achieve that too.