Irina Madan "My work is influenced by my inner world"
My art represents timeless and seasonless wearable art. Each attire is individually hand painted, signed by myself, and created from scratch. My vision of painting is different, as I see a painting as a piece of art that can be worn. I firmly believe that the line between fashion and art is so fine that most of the time they just blend together.
My work is influenced by my inner world, dreams, music, books, nature, and they also pay homage to my beautiful roots. I am driven to create by a passion for color and beauty. I consistently try to add more color into my creations by emphasizing the beautiful part of the things. My main goal is to be authentic. Assuredly, we can create trends by ourselves, because what comes from inside, characterizes us.
From an early age, I have been fascinated by art and fashion design.
I created my first hand painted collection in 2013. Being passionate and inspired by Venice, I chose this theme to create my graduation collection. This led me to try for the first time the textile painting technique, in order to obtain my own fabrics with Venetian touches. I graduated with a Bachelor`s Degree in Fashion Design from Moldova Fine Arts Academy in 2013.
I started my career in fashion when I launched my personal blog, irinamadan.com in 2013 and my personal brand, Irina Madan, in 2015. I was given the opportunity to participate in many fashion and art events during all these years. I had been trying so hard and many of my dreams came true.
Ultimately, my lifelong dream is to have my own fashion house, to travel and see happy people dressed in my hand painted clothes. I want paintings to be dressed all over the world.
Fashion and Art Events/ Awards:
3rd Place Top Designer Award Fashion Week San Diego 2018
Tiffany`s Fashion Week Paris, France, October 2015
“Art & Fashion – Industry of beauty”, London, UK, February 2015
Designer of the Year 2015 by Aquarelle Magazine, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
International Fashion Festival “ArtPodium”, Chisinau, Moldova, November 2014
Dare Social Fashion Show, Chisinau, Moldova, August 2014
Fashion Days Strasbourg, France, June 2014
Nomination Avant-garde Dress – National Step Competition “Dress of the Year of 2013”, Chisinau, Moldova, December 2013
1st Place – International Young Designers Contest “ArtPodium”, Chisinau, Moldova, November 2013
Laureate degree in nomination Folk Festival “Textili i Moda”, Donetsk, Ukraine, November 2013