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What is “feminine” style for you? 

I think that “feminine” style is the very essence of a woman. It doesn't matter, what's on her, but how she presents herself. The look and posture matter. A woman in a tuxedo may look as sexy and feminine, as in a cocktail flowing dress. 
When did your passion for fashion and design begin? 
I grew up in a creative atmosphere, and as far as I can remember, me and my mum, we had always been drawing, thinking something up. She used to sew me all sorts of attires. And then, being a student of a second course of architectural department, I made a couple of dresses myself, and it turned into a passion. 3) From what a Designer must begin to give style to women, without giving their identity up? PASKAL clothes differ by not looking obsessive, they «envelop» female body, underlining it's beauty. I think that my garments will only be chosen by a woman whose spirit and mood are resembled in them. As a consequence, they will undoubtedly become a single unit.
What are the key pieces - the real must-haves - of your collection? 
All collections are united by lightness and definitely the main characteristic feature of a brand's DNA is the use of laser-cut perforation. I like the way we cope with light feminine dresses and more complicated coats.
Where do you see yourself in ten years? What are your dreams? 
We position ourselves as an international brand, and undoubtedly will move forward as a part of world's fashion context. I'm sure, soon it will be possible to purchase PASKAL outfits in offline stores all over the world. But frankly speaking, I'm more into goals of the nearest future and don't really want to guess about 'times to come'. 
Who is the designer who inspires you? Who is your fashion icon? 
For a long period Cristobal Balenciaga will still inspire designers with his timeless approach to creation of clothes. Now I sympathise aesthetics, which is offered by Raf Simons.
Which is your creative method?
Everything starts from an idea, then there's research and then - my favourite part of the process - the work with patterns and maquettes of a future piece. In this period the most interesting ideas are being born and shaped. When the main part of the collection is ready, you can already see, what is missing. And we add some accents and details. 
What was your most important mistake? The one from which you learn the most?
Never give up. Go the whole hog, despite all the difficulties!
What do you expect from this experience at Pitti Uomo and W? 
I impatiently look forward to this event. Florence is one of the most beautiful cities and Pitti is one of the most significant platforms for designers. Definitely there will be a lot of opportunities for getting important acquaintances and showing our work to press and buyers.
If you have not been a fashion designer, what would you have done? 
As strong as I love fashion, I adore music and cinema, so, it would have definitely been audio-visual art. Even now I frequently think of projects that could put my ideas in life.