Innas’s Designs is committed to designing and producing hand crafted gowns, that reflect fashion-forward designs. Each gown is hand-made using the finest quality fabrics and lace, and hand-sewn embellishments. Her collections breed energy, atmosphere and pure elegance. Inna’s design studio has been open since 2012 servicing clients from all over the world. Her skills range from children’s custom clothing all the way to suits for men.
My name is Inna Rudenko and I specialize in women’s dresses and casual clothing for women and men. My designs are influenced from my hometown, Chisinau Moldova, which is where I mastered my passion for European styling. I started designing my clothing when I was in Russia and quickly developed a passion. With each individual client, I have gained an array of techniques which fed my passion for clothing design From Russia to the United States, it gives me great pleasure to see my customer’s delighted faces after completing their projects.
How long have you been designing?
At 13 years old I knew my ambition for clothing design would develop into a rewarding career. Shortly after graduating from an art & design school in Russia with honors in 2001, I worked at a wedding salon where I would design and produce unique wedding dresses.
How was home life for you growing up?
I was born in Republic of Moldova , i had a normal childhood growing up, surrounded by my loving family.
Were you always supported in your endeavors?
I am blessed to have my family’s support in everything i do. They were very supportive when it came down to choosing the path i want to follow in life. I think they knew since i was a little girl i would be a designer since i loved dressing my dolls and designing new outfits for them at a young age already.
Being part of the Emerging Designer 2015 and ending up as the Winner was probably the most exciting experience i have had in my career. Competing with 130 talented designers was such a challenge yet so rewarding.
What’s a typical day for you?
My day starts as soon as i wake up around 7:30, with my first cup of coffee i plan my meetings for the day. Once I open my Boutique I let the sewing, fitting and creative side of me take over.
What is the biggest challenge you faced in your career?
Biggest challenge i have faced in my career is making the gowns fit perfectly. People tend to lose weight and gain and i always tried my best to make sure that at the fitting everything fits perfect no matter what.
What has been your biggest achievement?
Biggest Achievement would be Winning the Emerging Designer 2015, followed by publications in several Magazines and being invited on few Tv shows and news.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Start my own Clothing line.
If you could style your favorite celebrity who would it be and what would they wear?
I would totally love to design a gown for red carpet for Jennifer Aniston, i think she is the most beautiful woman in the world and an amazing actress.
One of my favorite design is one of my dresses that I actually decided to color the dress with a different color dye, i dipped the ends in a darker color, the result was totally my favorite. But also i love working with silk, anything related to that fabric just warms my heart.
Any other additional hobbies?
Loving what i do would sum up all my hobbies, being creative keeps me pretty busy from everything else.
Do you have any shows or events coming up?
Yes, I am very excited for my fashion show coming up this september with my new collection I am working on at the moment.
Anyone you want to collaborate with in the future?
I would love to collaborate with a Production Company to create clothes for movies.
What would you tell anyone doubting themselves?
Not be afraid of failure, as failure is a learning process and the road to becoming better. Surround yourself with positive people and not be afraid being different and yourself. Dreams do come true but you have to believe in yourself first before everyone else do.
Who inspires you?
Zac Posen’s formal dresses are exceptional. Also another designer that inspires me is Elie Saab.