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Daria Shapovalova

2017 Mentee

Co-Founder and Creative Director, More Dash

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Daria began her career in 2007 by launching the first TV show on fashion in Ukraine and serving as its author, editor-in-chief, and a host. Fashion Week with Daria Shapovalova was a weekly program with a focus on international fashion. In 2012, Daria switched her focus to producing a series of fashion documentaries. For five years, Daria travelled to international fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan, and Paris and countless fashion-events in different cities. Her program became recognized in the international fashion community as professional, quality media and obtained a high-level of access to the world of fashion. In 2010, Daria founded and launched Kiev Fashion Days, a first international fashion event in Ukraine.

In 2014, Daria co-founded More Dash, a sales and PR agency, which was the first of its kind to do exports for designers from Ukraine, Eastern Europe, and new markets. The showroom is located as a pop-up in Paris and happens four times a year, and more than 100 buyers from around the world attend to place orders. More Dash is a driver of business development processes for Ukrainian designers and provides export opportunities. In December 2015, Daria created Kiev Fashion Institute, the first private fashion school in Kiev which occupies an important niche on the market: providing students with firsthand knowledge from professionals in the field.


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