We're sure you recognize the face and blunt, severe haircut of Vika Gazinskaya. A regular at Fashion Week, the Russian native is often photographed with her other well-heeled friends (Miroslava Duma and the like). Vika's been causing a minor storm in the industry once people started uncovering her wonderful, whimsical (also, insanely pricey, demi-couture) fashion designs—which she often wore to the shows in order to garner free press from street style snaps. Go ahead and add Instagram pro to Vika's resume—we are seriously loving her exotic-to-us feed, full of her designs, shots of her native country, and plenty of other little shots of life. Click through for 10 cool recent snaps from the rising designer.
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.