Tatiana Smirnova was born in Russia and came to London to absorb its vibrant culture and develop her interest in fashion. She believes that fashion may be simply practical but can also offer much more than that; it gives people the power to create a desired image and add colour and diversity to what might otherwise be gray and uninteresting.
Being influenced by her upbringing in Russia and the more eclectic London culture, she seeks to create a fusion of futuristic and historical, classical and avant-garde. She is particularly attracted by asymmetry as an approach for drawing attention to the inconsistencies of human nature. Thus, macabre beauty, strong fragility and innocent nudity are all elements of her work. She aims to create designs which make women appear strong and open-minded while preserving their femininity.