Nadya Kojevnikova: New Couture CEO / Founder
Nadya specializes in fashion events, public relations and global development. She is best recognized for her large-scale role in creation of ELLE Russia's subsidiary in St. Petersburg, Russia. For more than 11 years Ms. Kozhevnikova has produced special events for big fashion brands and designers: Paul Smith , Vivienne Westwood, Maison Martin Margiela, Hussein Chalayan, Viktor&Rolf, Antonio Marras, Missoni, Trussardi, Alberta Ferretti, Blumarine, Iceberg, Jean Paul Gaultier, etc. In 2003 she joined ELLE International's team where she worked until 2014. She continues producing fashion events with world-renowned brands.
With Nadya also comes a wide database of contacts including multibrands, department stores and international buying offices.
David Pirnia: New Couture Showroom Partner and Events Organizer
David Pirnia’s love for fashion has always been driving force to his success. Following his Fashion Management degree at London College of Fashion he moved to LA and gained sales experience through exhibitions in LA, Vegas and NYC with a brand which he then launched in UK alongside his full time buying position at the ‘Diesel’ headquarters in London. David Pirnia opened his first London based showroom ‘Pirnia Collections’ in 2003 showcasing a selection of brands at London Fashion Week to local and international buyers. However during the country’s economic slowdown, he identified that the most thriving market for him was the Middle-east and adapted instantaneously where he continues to grow successfully. Due to shifting markets, he started to specialize in Semi-Couture and Eveningwear collections from distant destinations, focusing on brands with potential that have had no exposure in Paris, and often combining his experience and the designer’s creativity to develop the winning formula for better sales.
Building his network through his global travels, participating in various international trade shows, working with numerous showrooms and attending fashion weeks around the world as hosted VIP guest has been a key factor in the growth of Pirnia Collections. The connections David makes bring in fresh opportunities which benefit the brands under his wings immensely. Finally with a combined 24 year experience of studying, living and breathing Fashion, David can offer his designers strategic planning in favour of introducing and developing the brands for their desired market, and all activities relating to sales development in order to maximize their potential.