I breathed in fashion while walking the streets of Paris, the world capital of haute couture and creation. I also touched it, caressed fashion literally and figuratively, I remember, in that fabric shop where I went every Friday to feed my creative imaginings. This all probably stemmed from the influence of my mother, whom I’d watched express her own talents as a seamstress through a patchwork of fabrics scattered in her workshop.
As a child, my passion for fashion occupied most of my free time. I spent my weekends designing and creating my first clothes. It was always more than a hobby. But it was all about having fun. I liked to put together these big patterns, these flashy colours - what was popular at the time. My creations expressed the carefree freshness that women should be able to enjoy in their wardrobe every day. This is what I wanted to keep by creating, a few years later, my own Virjny Mina brand.