Young fashion designer Daria Dimitrova interview
Two weeks ago I was invited to 1st Annual Fashion Winter Ball fashion show and met this young fashion designer in Michigan. Her name is Daria Dimitrova and she is only 12 years old.
I spent a short time on the back stage of the fashion show with Daria and later on we communicated a lot by email. As you all know I am a teacher. I teach middle school and high school students. So it is very interesting to get to know her as a young designer. I can’t help to compare her with my 7th graders and am often impressed by her maturity.
Overall, Daria Dimitrova is just an ordinary kid but with a big dream. She loves the performing arts. When she was little she took art classes at the Flint Institute of Arts. There she learned to draw, paint, design, computer program, sculpt, and do many other things that involve art. As she started to grow up she realized that she had a passion for theater. Her artistic background helped her with her acting techniques.
Later she realized costuming is a very important part of the whole theater experience. Without good costuming the shows don’t look very professional. She and her mom Diana Cholakova created a lot of costumes for the shows and that is where she discovered her fashion passion for clothing. If you noticed her mom Diana Cholakova sounds familiar that is because she is a fashion designer as well and you can read the interview here from my previous post. Because of her mom, Daria got to experience the behind-the-scenes process of designing and she started to get involved with fashion as her mom’s model and big helper. All of those activities made her feel that being a designer looked like so much fun. So she decided to give fashion designing a try.
Her first fashion collection is named “Girls Just Want To Have Fun.” She upcycled, restyled and cut clothes, sewed sweaters, drew on fabric, shoes and boots, and made accessories. I find it very refreshing that she loves to use recycled and vintage materials. Here are a few looks from this collection.
After the show, I asked Daria how is she feeling now? She said:”Being one of the youngest designers in Michigan is a really good and fun experience. I get to work with amazing people and I get to be a part of the fashion world. I wouldn’t trade this opportunity for anything in the world.” In the future she plans on continuing her career as a fashion designer. The next step? She will be doing a show called Runway Repurposed: Hollywood Then and Now. But for now she is focusing on her schoolwork and being in plays at her community theater. Daria is not just an ordinary young girl, she has a big dream and she is making her dream come true at a very young age. Watch out fashion world!
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