Hold on to your butts, everyone! Our second Indie Designer Spotlight is on Yana of Supayana!
How did your interest in fashion begin? I started sewing things for dolls when I was a little girl.
What motivated you to start selling your designs, and what were your expectations when you started? I started selling my clothing when I was in college, studying Speech Pathology. I needed money to pay for textbooks, and I was always getting compliments on my clothing, so I decided to make some money off of it. I didn’t really have any expectations at first, I thought I was going to become a Speech Pathologist, but towardsthe end of college, I was making enough to support myself so I decided to stick with fashion instead.
Do you have any formal training in fashion, art or design? No, but it’s probably genetic. My grandfather was a painter in Russia. My mother painted and designed scarves in Russia. My sister paints and is a scenic artist (she designs sets for shows like 30 Rock). Read more…